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Red-winged Fairywren

Malurus elegans Gould, 1837

The Red-winged Fairywren (Malurus elegans) is a species of passerine bird in the Maluridae family. It is sedentary and endemic to the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Exhibiting a high degree of sexual dimorphism, the male adopts a brilliantly coloured breeding plumage, with an iridescent silvery-blue crown, ear coverts and upper back, red shoulders, contrasting with a black throat, grey-brown tail and wings and pale underparts. Non-breeding males, females and juveniles have predominantly grey-brown plumage, though males may bear isolated blue and black feathers. No separate subspecies are recognised. Similar in appearance and closely related to the Variegated Fairywren (M. lamberti) and the Blue-breasted Fairywren (M. pulcherrimus), it is regarded as a separate species as no intermediate forms have been recorded where ranges overlap. Though the Red-winged Fairywren is locally common, there is evidence of a decline in numbers. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Maluridae
Genus:
  Malurus

Scientific:
  Malurus elegans

Citation:
  Gould, 1837

Reference:
  BirdsAustr.Adj.Isl. pt1 pl.[2]

Protonym:
  Malurus elegans

Avibase ID:
  378EF7E46545C8C7

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/378EF7E4

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560974

Geographic range:

  • Malurus elegans: Extreme sw Western Australia
English:
Red-winged Fairywren
Czech:
modropláštník západoaustralský
German:
Silberkopf-Staffelschwanz
Danish:
Rødvinget Alfesmutte
Spanish:
Maluro Elegante
Finnish:
vaaleapäämaluri
French:
Mérion élégant
Italian:
Scricciolo fatato alirosse
Japanese:
usuaoo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese:
ウスアオオーストラリアムシクイ
Dutch:
Roodvleugelelfje
Norwegian:
Edelalvesmett
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Edelalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka jasnowasa
Russian:
Краснокрылый малюр
Slovak:
zamatovec bahenný
Swedish:
rödvingad blåsmyg
Ukrainian:
Малюр червоноплечий
Chinese:
红翅细尾鹩莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: malur elegant
Czech: Modropláštník Goulduv, modropláštník západoaustralský
Danish: Rødvinget Alfesmutte
German: Silberkopf-Staffelschwanz
English: Red winged Fairywren, Red-winged Blue-Wren, Red-winged Fairywren, Red-winged Fairy-wren, Red-winged Wren
English (IOC): Red-winged Fairywren
Spanish: Maluro Elegante, Ratona Australiana de Alas Rojas
Spanish (Spain): Maluro elegante
Spanish (HBW): Red-winged Fairywren
Estonian: lasuurpea-tikksaba
Finnish: Vaaleapäämaluri
French: Malure élégant, Mérion élégant
Hungarian: hosszúfarkú tündérmadár
Italian: Scricciolo fatato alirosse, Scricciolo splendente di palude
Japanese: usuaooasutorariamushikui, usuaoo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese: ウスアオオアストラリアムシクイ, ウスアオオーストラリアムシクイ
Scientific: Malurus elegans
Lithuanian: Raudonsparnis maluras
Dutch: Roodvleugelelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Edelalvesmett
Norwegian: Edelalvesmett
Polish: chwostka jasnowasa, chwostka jasnowąsa
Russian: Краснокрылый малюр, Краснокрылый расписной малюр
Slovak: zamatovec bahenný
Swedish: Rödvingad blåsmyg
Ukrainian: Малюр червоноплечий
Chinese: 红翅细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 紅翅細尾鷯鶯

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