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Eastern Paradise-Whydah

Vidua paradisaea (Linnaeus, 1758)

The Long-tailed Paradise Whydah or Eastern Paradise Whydah (Vidua paradisaea) is a small brown sparrow-like bird of Eastern Africa, from east Sudan to south Angola. During the breeding season the male molts into breeding plumage that consists of a black head and back, rusty brown breast, bright yellow nape, and buffy white abdomen with broad, elongated black tail feathers up to 36 cm long (approximately three times the length of its body). Males and females are almost indistinguishable outside of the breeding season. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Viduidae
Genus:
  Vidua

Scientific:
  Vidua paradisaea

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.10 p.178

Protonym:
  Emberiza paradisaea

Avibase ID:
  ACF0F1A2EFF03D54

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
Czech:
vdovka rajská
German:
Schmalschwanzwitwe
Danish:
Paradisenke
Spanish:
Viuda del Paraíso
Finnish:
paratiisileski
French:
Veuve de paradis
Icelandic:
Paradísarekkja
Italian:
Vedova paradisea orientale
Japanese:
hououjaku
Japanese:
ホウオウジャク
Dutch:
Smalstaartparadijswida
Norwegian:
Paradisenke
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Paradisenkje
Polish:
wdówka rajska
Portuguese:
Viúva-do-paraíso-oriental
Russian:
Райская вдовушка
Slovak:
vdovka rajská
Swedish:
östlig paradisänka
Ukrainian:
Вдовичка райська
Chinese:
乐园维达雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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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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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):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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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 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. 2005 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 2019:
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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 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 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 and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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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 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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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 2nd edition (1996):
Eastern Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua paradisaea) [version 1]
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 (IOC): Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
English (Kenya): Eastern Paradise Whydah
English (South Africa): Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah
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
Hungarian: keleti paradicsomvida
Icelandic: Paradísarekkja
Italian: Vedova del Paradiso, Vedova paradisea orientale
Japanese: hououjaku
Japanese: ホウオウジャク
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
Russian: Длиннохвостая вдовушка, Райская вдовушка
Slovak: vdovka rajská
Shona: Nyambubundu
Serbian: Kopljorepa rajska udovica
Swedish: östlig paradisänka, Vanlig paradisänka
Swahili: Fumbwe Mkia-mrefu
Tsonga: Mitikahincila
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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