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Red-winged Fairywren

Malurus elegans Gould, J 1837

The red-winged fairywren is a species of passerine bird in the Australasian wren family, Maluridae. It is non-migratory 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 and the blue-breasted fairywren, it is regarded as a separate species as no intermediate forms have been recorded where their ranges overlap. Though the red-winged fairywren is locally common, there is evidence of a decline in numbers. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Maluridae
Genus:
   Malurus
Scientific:
  Malurus elegans


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1837

Reference:
   Birds Austral. Adj. Isl. pt1 pl.[2]

Protonym:
  Malurus elegans


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  378EF7E46545C8C7

Avibase ID:
  avibase-378EF7E4

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


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560974

Geographic range:

  • Malurus elegans: Extreme sw Western Australia
English:
Red-winged Fairywren
Catalan:
malur elegant
Czech:
modropláštník západoaustralský
Danish:
Rødvinget Alfesmutte
German:
Silberkopf-Staffelschwanz
Spanish:
Maluro Elegante
Spanish (Spain):
Maluro elegante
Finnish:
vaaleapäämaluri
French:
Mérion élégant
Croatian:
bjelotrbi vilinski palčić
Hungarian:
hosszúfarkú tündérmadár
Italian:
Scricciolo fatato alirosse
Japanese (romaji):
usuaoo-sutorariamushikui
Japanese:
ウスアオオーストラリアムシクイ
Lithuanian:
Raudonsparnis maluras
Dutch:
Roodvleugelelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Edelalvesmett
Norwegian:
Edelalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka jasnowąsa
Portuguese:
fadinha-elegante
Russian:
Элегантный 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


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)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Red-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus elegans)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Red-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus elegans)
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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, version 2021:
Red-winged Fairywren ( 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)
eBird version 2021:
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 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 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)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-winged Fairy-wren ( Malurus elegans)
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Malurus elegans
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Malurus elegans
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (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, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Red-winged Fairywren ( Malurus elegans)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus elegans
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus elegans

Taxonomic status:

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, HBW: Red-winged Fairy-wren
English (IOC): Red-winged Fairywren
English (United States): 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
Croatian: bjelotrbi vilinski palčić
Hungarian: hosszúfarkú tündérmadár
Italian: Scricciolo fatato alirosse, Scricciolo splendente di palude
Japanese (romaji): 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: Leggeornis elegans warreni, Malurus elegans
Lithuanian: Raudonsparnis maluras
Dutch: Roodvleugelelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Edelalvesmett
Norwegian: Edelalvesmett
Polish: chwostka jasnowasa, chwostka jasnowąsa
Portuguese: fadinha-elegante
Portuguese (Portugal): fadinha-d'asa-ruiva
Russian: Краснокрылый малюр, Краснокрылый расписной малюр, Элегантный малюр
Slovak: zamatovec bahenný
Swedish: Rödvingad blåsmyg
Turkish: Kestane omuzlu peribülbülü
Ukrainian: Малюр червоноплечий
Chinese: 红翅细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 紅翅細尾鷯鶯

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