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Red-billed Quelea

Quelea quelea (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) is the world's most abundant wild bird species, with an estimated adult breeding population of 1.5 billion pairs. Some estimates of the overall population have been as large as 10 billion. The entire population is found in sub-Saharan Africa and is generally absent from deeply forested regions and the southern reaches of South Africa. It is a small passerine bird of the weaver family Ploceidae. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
  Quelea

Scientific:
  Quelea quelea

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.177

Protonym:
  Emberiza Quelea

Avibase ID:
  2B6DE1366B1D557C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/2B6DE136

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562669

Geographic range:

  • Quelea quelea quelea: Senegal to Chad
  • Quelea quelea aethiopica: Sudan to Somalia, ne Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Quelea quelea lathamii: South Africa
English:
Red-billed Quelea
Czech:
snovač rudozobý
German:
Blutschnabelweber
Danish:
Blodnæbsvæver
Spanish:
Quelea Común
Finnish:
miljoonakutoja
French:
Travailleur à bec rouge
Icelandic:
Grímuvefari
Italian:
Quelea beccorosso
Japanese:
kouyouchou
Japanese:
コウヨウチョウ
Dutch:
Roodbekwever
Norwegian:
Blodnebbvever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blodnebbvevar
Polish:
wiklacz czerwonodzioby
Portuguese:
Quelea de bico vermelho
Russian:
Квелия
Slovak:
pletiarka červenozobá
Swedish:
blodnäbbsvävare
Ukrainian:
Квелія червонодзьоба
Chinese:
红嘴奎利亚雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
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):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
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):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Travailleur à bec rouge ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Travailleur à bec rouge ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
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 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 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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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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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:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
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 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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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 1.1:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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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 2.10:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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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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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Quelea quelea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Quelea quelea [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Quelea quelea [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Red-billed Quelea ( Quelea quelea) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Quelea quelea [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Quelea quelea [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Rooibekkwelea
Catalan: Quelea de bec vermell, Teixidor de bec vermell
Czech: snovač rudozobý, Snovatec rudozobý
Danish: Blodnæbsvæver
German: Blutschnabelweber, Blutschnabel-Weber
English: Black-faced Dioch, Black-faced Quelea, Black-fronted Dioch, Pink-billed Quelea, Red billed Quelea, Redbilled Quelea, Red-billed Quelea, Sudan Dioch, Sudan Quelea
English (IOC): Red-billed Quelea
English (Kenya): Red-billed Quelea
Spanish: Laborioso Quelea, Quelea Común, Quelea de Pico Rojo
Spanish (Spain): Quelea Común
Spanish (HBW): Red-billed Quelea
Estonian: vilja-kangurlind
Finnish: Miljoonakutoja
French: Quéléa, Quéléa à bec rouge, Travailleur, Travailleur à bec rouge
Hungarian: piroscsőrű szövőmadár
Icelandic: Grímuvefari
Italian: Quelea, Quelea beccorosso
Japanese: kouyouchou
Japanese: コウヨウチョウ
Kwangali: Enzunge
Scientific: Emberiza Quelea, Quelea quelea, Quelea quelea quelea
Lithuanian: paprastasis raudonsnapis audėjas, Raudonsnapis audėjas
Dutch: Roodbekwever
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blodnebbvevar
Norwegian: Blodnebbvever
Sotho, Northern: Lerwerwe
Polish: wiklacz czerwonodzioby, wikłacz czerwonodzioby
Portuguese: bico-carmim, Quelea de bico vermelho, Quelea-de-bico-vermelho
Portuguese (Portugal): Bico-carmim
Russian: Квелия, Красноклювая квелия, Красноклювый ткач
Slovak: Pletiarka červenozobá
Slovenian: rdečekljuni tkalec
Shona: Chimokoto
Serbian: Crvenokljuna kvelea
Siswant: Inyonyane
Sotho, Southern: Thaha
Swedish: Blodnäbbsvävare
Swahili: Kwelea Domo-jekundu
Turkish: Kırmızı Gagalı Kuela, Kırmızı Kuela
Tsonga: Ndzheyana
Ukrainian: Квелія червонодзьоба
Chinese: 红嘴奎利亚雀
Chinese (Traditional): 紅嘴奎利亞雀

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