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Long-tailed Widowbird

Euplectes progne (Boddaert, 1783)

The Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne), also known as the “Sakabula,” is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. The species are found in Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and southern Zaire. The Long-tailed Widowbird is a medium-sized bird and one of the most common in the territories it inhabits. Adult breeding males are almost entirely black with orange and white shoulders (epaulets), long, wide tails, and a bluish white bill. Females are rather inconspicuous, their feathers streaked tawny and black with pale patches on the chest, breast and back, narrow tail feathers, and horn-color bills. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
  Euplectes

Scientific:
  Euplectes progne

Citation:
  (Boddaert, 1783)

Reference:
  TablePlanchesEnlum. p.39

Protonym:
  Emberiza progne

Avibase ID:
  3153FE22CA9CA8C0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3153FE22

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560047

Geographic range:

  • Euplectes progne progne: Botswana to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and e Cape Province
  • Euplectes progne delamerei: Locally in highlands of Kenya
  • Euplectes progne delacouri: Democratic Republic of the Congo to Angola and Zambia
English:
Long-tailed Widowbird
Catalan:
bisbe cuallarg
Czech:
vida kohoutí
Danish:
Hanehalet Vidafinke
German:
Hahnenschweifweber
Spanish:
Obispo Colilargo
Spanish (Spain):
Obispo Colilargo
Finnish:
laahuspiispa
French:
Euplecte à longue queue
Croatian:
dugorepa pletilja
Hungarian:
hosszúfarkú özvegypinty
Icelandic:
Halavefari
Italian:
Vedova codalunga
Japanese (romaji):
kokuhoujaku
Japanese:
コクホウジャク
Lithuanian:
Ilgauodegis aksominis audėjas
Dutch:
Hanenstaartwidavink
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dragevevar
Norwegian:
Dragevever
Polish:
wikłacz olbrzymi
Portuguese:
Viúva-rabilonga
Russian:
Длиннохвостый ткачик
Slovak:
tkáčik kohútí
Serbian:
Dugorepa vida
Swedish:
långstjärtad vidafink
Ukrainian:
Вайдаг великохвостий
Chinese:
长尾巧织雀
Chinese (Traditional):
長尾寡婦鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Euplecte à longue queue ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Euplecte à longue queue ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Long-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Long-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Long-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Long-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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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 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Long-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Euplectes progne [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Euplectes progne [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Euplectes progne [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euplectes progne [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euplectes progne [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Langstertflap, Langstertflap (Sakabula)
Catalan: bisbe cuallarg
Czech: Prádelník dlouhoocasý, vida kohoutí
Danish: Hanehalet Vidafinke
German: Hahnenschweifweber, Hahnschweifweber, Hahnschweifwida, Hahnschweif-Wida
English: Long tailed Widowbird, Long-tailed Progne, Long-tailed Whydah, Longtailed Widow, Long-tailed Widow, Long-tailed Widowbird, Long-tailed Widow-bird, Sakabula
English, HBW: Long-tailed Widowbird
English (IOC): Long-tailed Widowbird
English (Kenya): Long-tailed Widowbird
English (United States): Long-tailed Widowbird
Spanish: Obispo Colilargo, Obispo de Cola Larga
Spanish (Spain): Obispo Colilargo
Spanish (HBW): Long-tailed Widowbird
Estonian: händ-kangurlind
Finnish: Laahuspiispa
French: Euplecte à longue queue, Euplecte géant, Veuve à épaulettes, Veuve géante, Veuve géante du Cap
Croatian: dugorepa pletilja
Hungarian: hosszúfarkú özvegypinty
Icelandic: Halavefari
Italian: Vedova codalunga
Japanese (romaji): kokuhoujaku
Japanese: コクホウジャク
Scientific: Emberiza progne, Euplectes progne, Euplectes progne progne
Lithuanian: Ilgauodegis aksominis audėjas
Dutch: Hanenstaartwidavink, Hanestaartwidavink
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dragevevar
Norwegian: Dragevever, Langhalet vever
Sotho, Northern: Lephaka
Polish: wiklacz olbrzymi, wikłacz olbrzymi
Portuguese: Viúva-rabilonga
Portuguese (Portugal): bispo-rabilongo, Viúva-rabilonga
Russian: длиннохвостая вдовушка, Длиннохвостый бархатный ткач, Длиннохвостый ткач, Длиннохвостый ткачик
Slovak: tkácik kohútí, tkáčik kohútí
Serbian: Dugorepa udovica, Dugorepa vida
Sotho, Southern: Lehelo
Swedish: Långstjärtad vidafink
Swahili: Kweche Mkia-mrefu
Tswana: Molepê
Turkish: Uzun kuyruklu dulkuşu
Tsonga: Cilori
Tatar: озын койрыклы бәрхет тукучы
Ukrainian: Вайдаг великохвостий
Xhosa: Ujobela
Chinese: 长尾巧织雀
Chinese (Traditional): 長尾寡婦鳥
Zulu: iBhaku

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