Parasitic finches featured in new documentary “Attenborough’s Life in Colour” on BBC One and Netflix

Mar 8, 2021

The amazing mimicry shown by nestling Pin-tailed Whydahs of their Common Waxbill hosts is showcased in David Attenborough’s Life in Colour the latest natural history documentary on BBC One. Filming of this sequence by Nick Green and Max Hug Williams of Humble Bee Films took place at our field site in Choma, Zambia, with Dr Gabriel Jamie acting as scientific consultant and providing sound recordings.

You can watch the sequence in Episode 2: “Hiding in Colour” on BBC iPlayer and on Netflix.

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