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Fan-tailed Widowbird

Euplectes axillaris (Smith, A, 1838)

The Fan-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes axillaris), also known as Red-shouldered Widowbird is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
  Euplectes

Scientific:
  Euplectes axillaris

Citation:
  (Smith, A, 1838)

Reference:
  Ill.Zool.S.Afr. pl.17,text

Protonym:
  Vidua axillaris

Avibase ID:
  B08FF959CC07AA01

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B08FF959

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560038

Geographic range:

  • Euplectes axillaris axillaris: Malawi and Mozambique south to e South Africa
  • Euplectes axillaris [bocagei or quanzae]: West Africa to Angola, sw Democratic Republic of the Congo, n Botswana and Namibia
  • Euplectes axillaris traversii: Highlands of Ethiopia
  • Euplectes axillaris phoeniceus: southeastern Sudan, South Sudan, and western Ethiopia south through eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and western Kenya to eastern Zambia and northern Malawi
  • Euplectes axillaris zanzibaricus: Coastal Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania
English:
Fan-tailed Widowbird
Czech:
vida vějířová
German:
Stummelweber
Danish:
Rødskuldret Vidafinke
Spanish:
Obispo de Abanico
Finnish:
punasiipipiispa
French:
Euplecte à épaules orangées
Icelandic:
Blævefari
Italian:
Vedova codaventaglio
Japanese:
akagatahouou
Japanese:
アカガタホウオウ
Dutch:
Roodschouderwidavink
Norwegian:
Rødvingevever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudvengvevar
Polish:
wiklacz wachlarzowaty
Portuguese:
Viúva-de-espáduas-vermelhas
Russian:
Красноплечий ткачик
Slovak:
tkáčik vejárochvostý
Swedish:
kortstjärtad vidafink
Ukrainian:
Вайдаг червоноплечий
Chinese:
扇尾巧织雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [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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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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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):
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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):
Euplecte à épaules orangées ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Euplecte à épaules orangées ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [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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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:
Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
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 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 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 4.1:
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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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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
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):
Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euplectes axillaris [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Kortstertflap
Catalan: bisbe cua de ventall
Czech: Prádelník vejírový, vida vějířová
Danish: Rødskuldret Vidafinke
German: Stummelweber, Stummelwida, Stummel-Wida
English: Fan tailed Widowbird, Fan-tailed Whydah, Fan-tailed Widow, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widow-bird, Redshouldered Whydah, Red-shouldered Whydah, Redshouldered Widow, Red-shouldered Widow, Red-shouldered Widowbird
English (IOC): Fan-tailed Widowbird
English (Kenya): Fan-tailed Widowbird
Spanish: Obispo Cola de Abanico, Obispo de Abanico
Spanish (Spain): Obispo de Abanico
Spanish (HBW): Fan-tailed Widowbird
Finnish: Punasiipipiispa
French: Euplecte à épaules orangées, Euplecte à épaules rousses, Veuve à épaulettes orangées, Veuve à épaulettes rouges
Icelandic: Blævefari
Italian: Vedova coda a ventaglio, Vedova codaventaglio
Japanese: akagatahouou, akagatahououjaku
Japanese: アカガタホウオウ, アカガタホウオウジャク
Kwangali: Enzunge
Scientific: Euplectes axillaris, Euplectes axillaris axillaris, Vidua axillaris
Lithuanian: Skėstatuodegis aksominis audėjas, skėstauodegis aksominis audėjas
Dutch: Roodschouderwidavink
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudvengvevar
Norwegian: Rødvingevever
Polish: wiklacz wachlarzowaty, wikłacz wachlarzowaty
Portuguese: Viúva-de-espáduas-vermelhas
Russian: Красноплечий бархатный ткач, Красноплечий ткачик
Slovak: tkáčik vejárochvostý
Serbian: Lepezorepa udovica
Swedish: Kortstjärtad vidafink
Swahili: Kweche Mkia-mpana
Ukrainian: Вайдаг червоноплечий
Xhosa: Isahomba
Chinese: 扇尾巧织雀
Chinese (Traditional): 扇尾寡婦鳥
Zulu: iNtaka

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