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Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah

Vidua obtusa (Chapin, JP 1922)

The broad-tailed paradise whydah is a species of bird in the family Viduidae. It is found woodland and acacia savanna habitat in Sub-Saharan Africa from Angola to Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique. A brood parasite, it has a wide range and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed it as being of least concern. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Chapin, JP 1922)

Reference:
   Amer. Mus. Novit. no.43 p.6

Protonym:
  Steganura aucupum obtusa

Link:
  https://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/4127/


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  C1A42CCAF4909D1B

Avibase ID:
  avibase-C1A42CCA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/C1A42CCA


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 563670

Geographic range:

  • Vidua obtusa: N Angola to Democratic Republic of the Congo, sw Uganda, Kenya and ne South Africa
English:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Catalan:
vídua cuaampla
Czech:
vdovka širokoocasá
Danish:
Korthalet Paradisenke
German:
Breitschwanzwitwe
Spanish:
Viuda Coliancha
Spanish (Spain):
Viuda Coliancha
Finnish:
sirppiparatiisileski
French:
Veuve de Chapin
Croatian:
širokorepa udovičica
Italian:
Vedova paradisea codalarga
Japanese (romaji):
minamiobirohououjaku
Japanese:
ミナミオビロホウオウジャク
Lithuanian:
Plačiauodegė našlytė
Dutch:
Breedstaartparadijswida
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Breihaleenkje
Norwegian:
Bredhaleenke
Polish:
wdówka szerokosterna
Portuguese:
Viúva-do-paraíso-de-cauda-larga
Russian:
Широкохвостая райская вдовушка
Slovak:
vdovka širokochvostá
Serbian:
Širokorepa rajska udovica
Swedish:
bredstjärtad paradisänka
Ukrainian:
Вдовичка широкохвоста
Chinese:
宽尾维达雀
Chinese (Traditional):
安哥拉天堂維達雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 2]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Veuve de Chapin ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Veuve de Chapin ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Vidua orientalis obtusa [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Vidua orientalis obtusa
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Vidua orientalis obtusa
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah ( Vidua obtusa) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua obtusa [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Vidua obtusa [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

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

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Afrikaans: Breestertparadysvink, Breëstertparadysvink
Catalan: vídua cuaampla
Czech: vdovka širokoocasá
Danish: Korthalet Paradisenke
German: Breitschwanz-Paradieswitwe, Breitschwanzwitwe, Große Paradieswitwe, GroßeParadieswitwe
English: Broad tailed Paradise Whydah, Broadtailed Paradise Whydah, Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah, Broad-tailed Paradise Widow, Broad-tailed Paradise Wiwdow, Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah, Broad-tailed Widow, Chapin's Paradise-Whydah, Nyasa Paradise Whydah
English, HBW: Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah
English (IOC): Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah
English (Kenya): Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah
English (United States): Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Spanish: Viuda Coliancha, Viuda del Paraíso de Cola Ancha
Spanish (Spain): Viuda Coliancha
Spanish (HBW): Broad-tailed Paradise-Whydah
Finnish: sirppiparatiisileski
French: Veuve à collier d'or, Veuve à courte queue, Veuve à queue courte, Veuve à queue large, Veuve de Chapin
Croatian: širokorepa udovičica
Italian: Vedova paradisea codalarga
Japanese (romaji): minamiobirohououjaku
Japanese: ミナミオビロホウオウジャク
Kwangali: Harusira
Scientific: Steganura aucupum obtusa, Steganura paradisea obtusa, Vidua obtusa, Vidua orientalis obtusa
Lithuanian: Plačiauodegė našlytė
Dutch: Breedstaartparadijswida, Breedstaart-paradijswida
Norwegian Nynorsk: Breihaleenkje
Norwegian: Bredhaleenke
Polish: wdówka szerokosterna
Portuguese: Viúva-do-paraíso-de-cauda-larga
Portuguese (Portugal): viúva-de-cauda-larga
Russian: *Широкохвостая райская вдовушка, Широкохвостая райская вдовушка
Slovak: Vdovka rajská, vdovka širokochvostá
Shona: Nyambubundu
Serbian: Širokorepa rajska udovica
Swedish: Bredstjärtad paradisänka
Swahili: Fumbwe Mkia-mpana
Turkish: Geniş kuyruklu vidya
Ukrainian: Вдовичка широкохвоста
Chinese: 宽尾维达雀
Chinese (Traditional): 安哥拉天堂維達雀

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