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White-winged Fairywren

Malurus leucopterus Dumont, 1824

The White-winged Fairywren (Malurus leucopterus) is a species of passerine bird in the fairywren family Maluridae. It lives in the drier parts of central Australia; from central Queensland and South Australia across to Western Australia. Like other fairywrens, this species displays marked sexual dimorphism and one or more males of a social group grow brightly coloured plumage during the breeding season. The female is sandy-brown with light-blue tail feathers; it is smaller than the male, which, in breeding plumage, has a bright-blue body, black bill, and white wings. Younger sexually mature males are almost indistinguishable from females and are often the breeding males. A troop of White-winged Fairywrens in spring and summer has a brightly coloured older male accompanied by small, inconspicuous brown birds, many of which are also male. Three subspecies are recognised. Apart from the mainland subspecies, one is found on Dirk Hartog Island, and another on Barrow Island off the coast of Western Australia. Males from these islands have black rather than blue breeding plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Maluridae
Genus:
  Malurus

Scientific:
  Malurus leucopterus

Citation:
  Dumont, 1824

Reference:
  Dict.Sci.Nat. 30 p.118

Protonym:
  Malurus leucopterus

Avibase ID:
  09FF44CFB5A4B9CA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/09FF44CF

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560977

Geographic range:

  • Malurus leucopterus leucopterus: Dirk Hartog I. (Western Australia)
  • Malurus leucopterus edouardi: Barrow I. (Western Australia)
  • Malurus leucopterus leuconotus: Interior of southern Australia (extending to w and s coasts)
English:
White-winged Fairywren
Czech:
modropláštník bělokřídlý
German:
Weißflügel-Staffelschwanz
Danish:
Hvidvinget Alfesmutte
Spanish:
Maluro Aliblanco
Finnish:
valkosiipimaluri
French:
Mérion leucoptère
Italian:
Scricciolo fatato alibianche
Japanese:
hajiroo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese:
ハジロオーストラリアムシクイ
Dutch:
Witvleugelelfje
Norwegian:
Hvitvingealvesmett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kvitvengalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka bialoskrzydla
Russian:
Белокрылый расписной малюр
Slovak:
zamatovec bielokrídly
Swedish:
vitvingad blåsmyg
Ukrainian:
Малюр білокрилий
Chinese:
蓝白细尾鹩莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mérion leucoptère ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mérion leucoptère ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
White-winged Wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
White-winged Wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
White-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Malurus leucopterus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Malurus leucopterus [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Malurus leucopterus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
White-winged Fairywren ( Malurus leucopterus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus leucopterus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus leucopterus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: malur alablanc
Czech: Modropláštník belokrídlý, modropláštník bělokřídlý
Danish: Hvidvinget Alfesmutte
German: Weißflügel-Staffelschwanz
English: Black and White Wren, Black-and-white Fairywren, Black-and-white Wren, Blue and white Wren, Blue-and-white Fairywren, Blue-and-White Wren, White winged Fairywren, White-backed Fairywren, White-backed Wren, White-winged Fairywren, White-winged Fairy-wren, White-winged Wren
English (IOC): White-winged Fairywren
Spanish: Maluro Aliblanco, Ratona Australiana de Alas Blancas
Spanish (Spain): Maluro aliblanco
Spanish (HBW): White-winged Fairywren
Estonian: valgetiib-tikksaba
Finnish: Valkosiipimaluri
French: Malure à ailes blanches, Mérion leucoptère
Hungarian: fehérszárnyú tündérmadár
Italian: Scricciolo fatato alibianche, Scricciolo splendente alibianche
Japanese: hajirooasutorariamushikui, hajiroo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese: ハジロオアストラリアムシクイ, ハジロオーストラリアムシクイ
Scientific: Malurus leucopterus, Malurus leucopterus leucopterus
Lithuanian: Baltasparnis maluras
Dutch: Witvleugelelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kvitvengalvesmett
Norwegian: Hvitvingealvesmett
Polish: chwostka bialoskrzydla, chwostka białoskrzydła
Russian: Белокрылый расписной малюр
Slovak: Zamatovec bielokrídly
Serbian: Belokrili vilinski carić
Swedish: Vitvingad blåsmyg
Ukrainian: Малюр білокрилий
Chinese: 蓝白细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 藍白細尾鷯鶯

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