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Emperor Fairywren

Malurus cyanocephalus (Quoy, JRC; Gaimard, JP 1832)

The emperor fairywren is a species of bird in the Australasian wren family, Maluridae. It is found in New Guinea in its natural habitat of subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is the largest species of fairywren. It is highly sexually dimorphic. Males have a blue and black plumage, with the females having blue and black plumage only on their heads, with the rest of the body being coloured a rusty brown and having a black tail tipped with white. There are 3 recognized subspecies of the emperor fairywren, one from north and northwestern New Guinea, one from Biak Island, and one from south New Guinea and the Aru Islands. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Quoy, JRC; Gaimard, JP 1832)

Reference:
   Voy. Astrolabe [Dumont D'Urville], Zool. 1 p.227 AtlasOis. pl.5 fig.4

Imprint year:
  1830

Protonym:
  Todus cyanocephalus

Link:
  https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2064262#page/285/mode/1up


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  547E21A1CB8B00D6

Avibase ID:
  avibase-547E21A1

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/547E21A1


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560973

Geographic range:

  • Malurus cyanocephalus cyanocephalus: Lowlands of w New Guinea, Salawati and Yapen islands
  • Malurus cyanocephalus mysorensis: Lowlands of Biak I. (n New Guinea)
  • Malurus cyanocephalus bonapartii: S New Guinea and Aru Islands
English:
Emperor Fairywren
Catalan:
malur emperador
Czech:
modropláštník modrý
Danish:
Blå Alfesmutte
German:
Kaiserstaffelschwanz
Spanish:
Maluro Emperador
Spanish (Spain):
Maluro emperador
Finnish:
papuansinimaluri
French:
Mérion empereur
Croatian:
blistavi vilinski palčić
Italian:
Scricciolo fatato imperatore
Japanese (romaji):
aopapuamushikui
Japanese:
アオパプアムシクイ
Lithuanian:
Imperatoriškasis maluras
Dutch:
Keizerelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Koboltalvesmett
Norwegian:
Koboltalvesmett
Polish:
chwostka modra
Portuguese:
fadinha-imperadora
Russian:
Королевский малюр
Slovak:
zamatovec cisársky
Swedish:
koboltblåsmyg
Ukrainian:
Малюр синій
Chinese:
蓝细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional):
帝王細尾鷯鶯


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Emperor Fairy-wren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Emperor Fairy-wren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Emperor Fairy-wren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Mérion empereur ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Mérion empereur ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Blue Wren-Warbler ( Todopsis cyanocephala) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Blue Wren-Warbler ( Todopsis cyanocephala) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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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):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Blue Wren Warbler ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Blue Wren Warbler ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Emperor Fairy-wren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Emperor Fairy-wren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Malurus cyanocephalus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Malurus cyanocephalus [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Malurus cyanocephalus [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Emperor Fairywren ( Malurus cyanocephalus) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus cyanocephalus [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Malurus cyanocephalus [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: malur emperador
Czech: Modropláštník modrý
Danish: Blå Alfesmutte
German: Blaukopf-Staffelschwanz, Kaiserstaffelschwanz, Kaiser-Staffelschwanz
English: Blue Fairywren, Blue Wren Warbler, Blue Wren-warbler, Emperor Fairywren, Emperor Fairy-wren, Emperor Wren, Imperial Fairywren, Imperial Wren, New Guinea Blue-wren, New Guinea Wren
English, HBW: Emperor Fairy-wren
English (IOC): Emperor Fairywren
English (United States): Emperor Fairywren
Spanish: Maluro Emperador, Ratona-Tordo Australiana Azul
Spanish (Spain): Maluro emperador
Spanish (HBW): Emperor Fairywren
Estonian: kuning-tikksaba
Finnish: Papuansinimaluri
French: Malure à tête bleue, Mérion empereur
Croatian: blistavi vilinski palčić
Indonesian: Cikrakperi Kaisar, Cikrak-peri kaisar
Italian: Scricciolo fatato imperatore, Scricciolo splendente imperatore
Japanese (romaji): aopapuamushikui
Japanese: アオパプアムシクイ
Scientific: Malurus cyanocephalus, Malurus cyanocephalus cyanocephalus, Todopsis cyanocephala, Todus cyanocephalus
Lithuanian: Imperatoriškasis maluras
Dutch: Keizerelfje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Koboltalvesmett
Norwegian: Koboltalvesmett
Polish: chwostka modra
Portuguese: fadinha-imperadora
Portuguese (Portugal): fadinha-imperatriz
Russian: Императорский малюр, Королевский малюр, Королевский новогвинейский малюр
Slovak: zamatovec cisársky
Swedish: Koboltblåsmyg
Turkish: Mavi peribülbülü
Ukrainian: Малюр синій
Chinese: 蓝细尾鹩莺
Chinese (Traditional): 帝王細尾鷯鶯

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