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An African weaver related to the whydahs, the male having black plumage with blue or purple iridescence.
- ‘The intermediate male breeding plumage - between that of an indigobird and a paradise whydah therefore indicates that the father was a paradise whydah.’
- ‘In contrast to cuckoos, both male and female indigobirds imprint on their hosts.’
- ‘None of the indigobirds associated with red-billed firefinch were closely related to individuals associated with brown firefinch, or vice versa.’
- ‘It examined 200 indigobirds from 10 African species, plus their host species.’
- ‘Her daughter, genetically an indigobird, imprinted on her Melba Finch foster parents and then mated with a male paradise whydah mimicking Melba Finch song.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.