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Long-tailed Widowbird

Euplectes progne (Boddaert, P 1783)

The long-tailed widowbird, also known as the "Sakabula", is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. The species are found in Angola, Botswana, the DRCongo, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Eswatini, and Zambia. 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-colored bills. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
   Euplectes
Scientific:
  Euplectes progne


Original description

Citation:
  (Boddaert, P 1783)

Reference:
   Table Planches Enlum. D'Aubenton

Protonym:
  Emberiza progne

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/27822658


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3153FE22CA9CA8C0

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3153FE22

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)
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
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]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Long-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Long-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes progne) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Euplectes progne [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Euplectes progne [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
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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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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