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Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Vidua paradisaea (Linnaeus, 1758)

The long-tailed paradise whydah or eastern paradise whydah is from the family Viduidae of the order Passeriformes. They are small passerines with short, stubby bills found across Sub-Saharan Africa. They are mostly granivorous and feed on seeds that have ripen and fall on the ground. The ability to distinguish between males and females is quite difficult unless it is breeding season. During this time, the males molt into breeding plumage where they have one distinctive feature which is their long tail. It can grow up to three times longer than its own body or even more. Usually, the whydahs look like ordinary sparrows with short tails during the non-breeding season. In addition, hybridization can occur with these paradise whydahs. Males are able to mimic songs where females can use that to discover their mate. However, there are some cases where females don't use songs to choose their mate but they use either male characteristics like plumages or they can have a shortage of options with song mimicry. Paradise whydahs are brood parasites. They won't destroy the eggs that are originally there but will lay their own eggs in other songbirds nest. Overall, these whydahs are considered least concerned based on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Viduidae
Genus:
   Vidua
Scientific:
  Vidua paradisaea


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.178

Protonym:
  Emberiza paradisaea

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727085


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  ACF0F1A2EFF03D54

Avibase ID:
  avibase-ACF0F1A2

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/ACF0F1A2


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563672

Geographic range:

  • Vidua paradisaea: outheastern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Somalia south to northeastern South Africa, also west across southern Africa to Angola and northern Namibia
English:
Eastern Paradise-Whydah
Catalan:
vídua del paradís
Czech:
vdovka rajská
Danish:
Paradisenke
German:
Schmalschwanzwitwe
Spanish:
Viuda del Paraíso
Spanish (Spain):
Viuda del paraíso
Finnish:
paratiisileski
French:
Veuve de paradis
Croatian:
dugorepa udovičica
Hungarian:
keleti paradicsomvida
Icelandic:
Paradísarekkja
Italian:
Vedova paradisea orientale
Japanese (romaji):
hououjaku
Japanese:
ホウオウジャク
Lithuanian:
Rojinė našlytė
Dutch:
Smalstaartparadijswida
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Paradisenkje
Norwegian:
Paradisenke
Polish:
wdówka rajska
Portuguese:
Viúva-do-paraíso-oriental
Russian:
Длиннохвостая райская вдовушка
Slovak:
vdovka rajská
Serbian:
Kopljorepa rajska udovica
Swedish:
östlig paradisänka
Ukrainian:
Вдовичка райська
Chinese:
乐园维达雀
Chinese (Traditional):
天堂維達雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Eastern Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua paradisaea) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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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):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Long-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua paradisaea) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Veuve de paradis ( Vidua paradisaea) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Veuve de paradis ( Vidua paradisaea) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
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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 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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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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Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Vidua paradisaea
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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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:
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Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua paradisaea [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua paradisaea [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Vidua [paradisaea or obtusa] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: ewone Paradysvink, Gewone Paradysvink
Catalan: Vídua del paradís
Czech: Vdovka rajská
Danish: Paradisenke
German: Schmalschwanz-Paradieswitwe, Schmalschwanzwitwe, Spitzschwanz-Paradieswitwe
English: African Paradise-Whydah, Eastern Paradise Whydah, Eastern Paradise Widow, Eastern Paradise-Whydah, Long-tailed Paradise Whydah, Long-tailed Paradise Widow, Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah, Paradise Whydah, Paradise-Whydah
English, HBW: Long-tailed Paradise-whydah
English (IOC): Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
English (Kenya): Eastern Paradise Whydah
English (United States): Eastern Paradise-Whydah
English (South Africa): Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Esperanto: Pintvosta viduo
Spanish: Viuda del Paraíso
Spanish (Spain): Viuda del paraíso
Spanish (HBW): Eastern Paradise-Whydah
Finnish: Paratiisileski
French: Veuve à collier d'or, Veuve à collier d'or de Verreaux, Veuve de paradis
Irish: víoda parthais
Croatian: dugorepa udovičica
Hungarian: keleti paradicsomvida
Icelandic: Paradísarekkja
Italian: Vedova del Paradiso, Vedova paradisea orientale
Japanese (romaji): hououjaku
Japanese: ホウオウジャク
Kazakh: жұмақ тұлторғайы
Kwangali: Harusira
Scientific: Emberiza paradisaea, Vidua paradisaea, Vidua verreauxi
Lithuanian: Rojinė našlytė
Dutch: Smalstaartparadijswida, Smalstaart-paradijswida
Norwegian Nynorsk: Paradisenkje
Norwegian: Langhaleenke, Paradisenke
Polish: wdówka rajska
Portuguese: Viúva-do-paraíso-oriental
Portuguese (Portugal): viúva-do-paraíso
Russian: Длиннохвостая вдовушка, Длиннохвостая райская вдовушка, Райская вдовушка
Slovak: vdovka rajská
Shona: Nyambubundu
Serbian: Kopljorepa rajska udovica
Swedish: östlig paradisänka, Vanlig paradisänka
Swahili: Fumbwe Mkia-mrefu
Turkish: Doğulu cennet vidyası
Tsonga: Mitikahincila
Tatar: тол җәннәт кошы
Ukrainian: Вдовичка райська
Chinese: 乐园维达雀, 樂園維達鳥
Chinese (Traditional): 天堂維達雀
Zulu: uJojokhaya

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