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Queen Whydah

Vidua regia (Linnaeus, 1766)

The Shaft-tailed Whydah or Queen Whydah (Vidua regia) is a small, sparrow-like bird in the genus Vidua. During the breeding season the male has black crown and upper body plumage, golden breast and four elongated black tail shaft feathers with expanded tips. After the breeding season is over, the male sheds its long tail and grows olive brown female-like plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Viduidae
Genus:
  Vidua

Scientific:
  Vidua regia

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.313

Protonym:
  Emberiza regia

Avibase ID:
  019E8CA34D7530F0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/019E8CA3

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563675

Geographic range:

  • Vidua regia: S Angola to Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, s Mozambique, Natal
English:
Queen Whydah
Czech:
vdovka královská
German:
Königswitwe
Danish:
Kongevidafinke
Spanish:
Viuda Real
Finnish:
viiripyrstöleski
French:
Veuve royale
Icelandic:
Kóngsekkja
Italian:
Vedova codafili
Japanese:
mikadosuzume
Japanese:
ミカドスズメ
Dutch:
Koningswida
Norwegian:
Spydhaleenke
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Spydhaleenkje
Polish:
wdówka królewska
Portuguese:
Viúva-seta
Russian:
Королевская вдовушка
Slovak:
vdovka kráľovská
Swedish:
vimpelstjärtad änka
Ukrainian:
Вдовичка королівська
Chinese:
箭尾维达雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Veuve royale ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Veuve royale ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Vidua regia [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Vidua regia [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Vidua regia [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua regia [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua regia [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Pylstertrooibekkie, Pylstertrooibekkie (Pylstertweduweetjie)
Catalan: vídua reial
Czech: Vdovka královská
Danish: Kongevidafinke
German: Königswitwe, Königs-Witwe
English: Queen Whydah, Shaft-tailed Paradise Whydah, Shafttailed Whydah, Shaft-tailed Whydah, Shaft-tailed Widow
English (IOC): Shaft-tailed Whydah
Spanish: Viuda Cola de Flecha, Viuda Real
Spanish (Spain): Viuda Real
Spanish (HBW): Shaft-tailed Whydah
Finnish: Viiripyrstöleski
French: Veuve reine, Veuve royale
Hungarian: királyvida
Icelandic: Kóngsekkja
Italian: Vedova codafili, Vedova reale, Vedova regina
Japanese: mikadosuzume
Japanese: ミカドスズメ
Kwangali: Harusira
Scientific: Emberiza regia, Vidua regia
Lithuanian: Karališkoji našlytė
Dutch: Koningswida
Norwegian Nynorsk: Spydhaleenkje
Norwegian: Kongeenke, Spydhaleenke
Polish: wdówka królewska
Portuguese: Viúva-seta
Russian: Королевская вдовушка
Slovak: Vdovka Fischerova, vdovka kráľovská
Serbian: Kraljevska udovica
Swedish: Hårstjärtänka, vimpelstjärtad änka
Ukrainian: Вдовичка королівська
Chinese: 箭尾维达雀
Chinese (Traditional): 箭尾維達雀

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