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Long-tailed Widowbird
Euplectes progne (Boddaert, 1783)
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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
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Long-tailed Widowbird
Czech:
  vida kohoutí
German:
  Hahnschweifweber
Danish:
  Hanehalet Vidafinke
Spanish:
  Obispo Colilargo
Finnish:
  laahuspiispa
French:
  Euplecte à longue queue
Italian:
  Vedova codalunga
Japanese:
  kokuhoujaku
Japanese:
  コクホウジャク
Dutch:
  Hanenstaartwidavink
Norwegian:
  Dragevever
Polish:
  wiklacz olbrzymi
Portuguese:
  Viúva-rabilonga
Russian:
  Длиннохвостый ткач
Slovak:
  tkáčik kohútí
Swedish:
  långstjärtad vidafink
Chinese:
  长尾巧织雀


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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   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]
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:
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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:
   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]
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 2nd edition (1996):
   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 (Kenya): Long-tailed Widowbird
Spanish: Obispo Colilargo, Obispo de Cola Larga
Spanish (Spain): Obispo Colilargo
Estonian: händ-kangurlind
Finnish: Laahuspiispa
French: Euplecte à longue queue, Euplecte géant, Veuve à épaulettes, Veuve géante, Veuve géante du Cap
Hungarian: hosszúfarkú özvegypinty
Italian: Vedova codalunga
Japanese: kokuhoujaku
Japanese: コクホウジャク
Latin: Emberiza progne, Euplectes progne, Euplectes progne progne
Lithuanian: Ilgauodegis aksominis audėjas
Dutch: Hanenstaartwidavink, Hanestaartwidavink
Norwegian: Dragevever, Langhalet vever
Sotho, Northern: Lephaka
Polish: wiklacz olbrzymi, wikłacz olbrzymi
Portuguese: Viúva-rabilonga
Portuguese (Portugal): Viúva-rabilonga
Russian: длиннохвостая вдовушка, Длиннохвостый бархатный ткач, Длиннохвостый ткач
Slovak: tkácik kohútí, tkáčik kohútí
Serbian: Dugorepa udovica
Sotho, Southern: Lehelo
Swedish: Långstjärtad vidafink
Swahili: Kweche Mkia-mrefu
Tswana: Molepê
Tsonga: Cilori
Ukrainian: Вайдаг великохвостий
Xhosa: Ujobela
Chinese: 长尾巧织雀
Chinese (Traditional): 長尾寡婦鳥
Zulu: iBhaku

 

         

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