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Steel-blue Whydah
Vidua hypocherina Verreaux, J & Verreaux, E, 1856
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Viduidae
Genus:
  Vidua

Scientific:
  Vidua hypocherina

Citation:
  Verreaux, J & Verreaux, E, 1856

Reference:
  Rev.Mag.Zool.(2) 8 p.260 pl.16

Protonym:
  Vidua hypocherina

Avibase ID:
  8D05A0486BB4522E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/8D05A048

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563667

Geographic range:

  • Vidua hypocherina: southern South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, northern Uganda, Kenya, and northern and central Tanzania
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Steel-blue Whydah
Czech:
  vdovka modrá
German:
  Glanzwitwe
Danish:
  Langhalet Atlaskfinke
Spanish:
  Viuda Metálica
Finnish:
  kiiltoleski
French:
  Veuve métallique
Italian:
  Vedova bluacciaio
Japanese:
  rurihouou
Japanese:
  ルリホウオウ
Dutch:
  Langstaartstaalvink
Norwegian:
  Stålenke
Polish:
  wdówka szafirowa
Portuguese:
  Viúva-azul-metálica
Russian:
  Блестящая вдовушка
Slovak:
  vdovka lesklá
Swedish:
  praktänka
Chinese:
  辉蓝维达雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Veuve métallique ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Veuve métallique ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
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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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
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):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Vidua hypocherina [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Vidua hypocherina [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Vidua hypocherina [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Steel-blue Whydah ( Vidua hypocherina) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Vidua hypocherina [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Vidua hypocherina [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: vídua metàl·lica
Czech: vdovka modrá, Vdovka modravá
Danish: Langhalet Atlaskfinke
German: Glanzwitwe, Glanz-Witwe
English: Steel blue Whydah, Steel-blue Whydah, Steel-blue Widow, Steely-blue Pin-tailed Whydah
English (IOC): Steel-blue Whydah
English (Kenya): Steel-blue Whydah
Spanish: Viuda Azul, Viuda Metálica
Spanish (Spain): Viuda Metálica
Spanish (HBW): Steel-blue Whydah
Finnish: Kiiltoleski
French: Veuve combassou, Veuve métallique
Hungarian: acélkék vidapinty
Italian: Vedova azzuro acciaio, Vedova bluacciaio
Japanese: rurihouou
Japanese: ルリホウオウ
Scientific: Vidua hypocherina
Lithuanian: Blizgioji našlytė
Dutch: Langstaartstaalvink, Langstaart-staalvink
Norwegian Nynorsk: Stålenkje
Norwegian: Stålenke, Stålgråenke
Polish: wdówka szafirowa
Portuguese: Viúva-azul-metálica
Russian: Блестящая вдовушка, Чёрная вдовушка
Slovak: vdovka lesklá
Serbian: Sjajna udovica
Swedish: Praktänka
Swahili: Fumbwe Buluu
Ukrainian: Вдовичка сапфірова
Chinese: 辉蓝维达雀
Chinese (Traditional): 鋼藍維達雀

 

         

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