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Village Indigobird

Vidua chalybeata (Müller, PLS 1776)

The village indigobird or the steelblue widowfinch is a small songbird belonging to the family Viduidae. It is distinguishable from other indigobird species by bill and leg colours, the colour tinge of the male's breeding plumage, song, and to lesser extent, the nestling's plumage and mouth pattern. The bill colour can be red or white depending on the population, and there is some regional variation in the colour tone of the male's plumage. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Müller, PLS 1776)

Reference:
   Linné vollst. Natursyst. Suppl. Reg. Bd. Suppl. p.166

Protonym:
  Fringilla chalybeata

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/52710119


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  BA01A7936C97FEB2

Avibase ID:
  avibase-BA01A793

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/BA01A793


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563663

Geographic range:

  • Vidua chalybeata chalybeata: Senegal to Timbuktu and Mali
  • Vidua chalybeata neumanni: eastern Mali, northern Ivory Coast, and Burkina Faso east to Sudan and South Sudan
  • Vidua chalybeata ultramarina: Eritrea and Ethiopia
  • Vidua chalybeata amauropteryx: Coastal e Africa from s Somalia to South Africa
  • Vidua chalybeata centralis: E Democratic Republic of the Congo to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and w Tanzania
  • Vidua chalybeata okavangoensis: Angola to Botswana, n Namibia and w Zambia
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English:
Village Indigobird
Catalan:
vídua del Senegal
Czech:
atlásek malý
Danish:
Atlaskfinke
German:
Rotfußwitwe
Spanish:
Viuda Senegalesa
Spanish (Spain):
Viuda Senegalesa
Finnish:
kyläleski
French:
Combassou du Sénégal
Croatian:
crvenonoga udovičica
Hungarian:
piroslábú atlaszvida
Italian:
Vedova dei villaggi
Japanese (romaji):
shikonchou
Japanese:
シコンチョウ
Lithuanian:
Raudonkojė našlytė
Dutch:
Staalvink
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Landsbyenkje
Norwegian:
Landsbyenke
Polish:
wdówka atłasowa
Portuguese:
viúva-azul
Russian:
Красноногая вдовушка
Slovak:
vdovka zamatová
Serbian:
Crvenonoga atlas udovica
Swedish:
byänka
Ukrainian:
Вдовичка червононога
Chinese:
靛蓝维达鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
靛藍維達雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata)
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):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
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):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [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):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
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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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Combassou du Sénégal ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Combassou du Sénégal ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Green Indigo-Bird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
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 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 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [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 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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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Green Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Vidua chalybeata [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Village Indigobird ( Vidua chalybeata) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua chalybeata
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua chalybeata [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Vidua [chalybeata, funerea, camerunensis, nigeriae, codringtoni or wilsoni] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

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Afrikaans: Staalblouvinkie
Belarusian: Чырвананогая ўдавіца
Bulgarian: Синя стоманена чинка
Catalan: vídua del Senegal, Vídua reial
Czech: atlásek malý, Vdovka malá
Welsh: Wida pentref
Danish: Atlaskfinke
German: Rotfuß-Atlaswitwe, Rotfußwitwe, Rotschnabel-Atlaswitwe
English: Green Indigobird, Green Indigo-Bird, Indigobird, Purple Indigobird, Senegal Indigo Finch, South African indigobird, Steel-blue Indigobird, Steelblue Widowfinch, Steel-blue Widowfinch, Steel-blue Widow-finch, Village Combassou, Village Indigobird
English, HBW: Village Indigobird
English (IOC): Village Indigobird
English (Kenya): Village Indigobird
English (United States): Village Indigobird
Esperanto: Ŝtalkolora viduo
Spanish: Viuda de la Villa, Viuda Senegalesa
Spanish (Spain): Viuda Senegalesa
Spanish (HBW): Village Indigobird
Finnish: Kyläleski
French: Combassou du Sénégal, Loxigelle à pattes rouges
Frisian: Stielfink
Irish: Plúiríneach sráidbhaile
Galician: Viúva azul
Croatian: crvenonoga udovičica
Hungarian: piroslábú atlaszvida
Italian: Uccello indaco dei villaggi, Vedova dei villaggi
Japanese (romaji): shikonchou
Japanese: シコンチョウ
Scientific: Fringilla chalybeata, Hypochera aenea, Hypochera chalybeata, Vidua aeana, Vidua chalybeata, Vidua chalybeata chalybeata
Lithuanian: Raudonkojė našlytė
Latvian: Tumšzilā atraitnīte
Maltese: għasfur nir tar-raħal
Dutch: Staalvink
Norwegian Nynorsk: Landsbyenkje
Norwegian: Atlasfink, Landsbyenke
Polish: wdówka atlasowa, wdówka atłasowa
Portuguese: Bico-de-prata-do-Senegal, Viúva-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): viúva-senegalesa
Russian: атласная вдовушка, Деревенская вдовушка, Красноногая вдовушка
Slovak: Vdovka červenonohá, vdovka zamatová
Serbian: Crvenonoga atlas udovica, Crvenonoga udovica
Swedish: Atlasfink, byänka
Swahili: Nili-kaya
Turkish: Köy çivitkuşu
Ukrainian: Вдовичка червононога
Chinese: 靛蓝维达雀, 靛蓝维达鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 靛藍維達雀

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