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Red-collared Widowbird

Euplectes ardens (Boddaert, 1783)

The Red-collared Widowbird (Euplectes ardens) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.Red-collared widowbirds are found in grasslands and bush clearings in Eastern and Southern Africa. They are known for their long tails and brilliant red badges, both which act as sexual ornaments. They are often associated with other Widowbird and Bishop species. They are polygynous, where males acquisition of territory is an important determinant in their access to mates. Red-collared widowbirds have a wide range and there is little concern in terms of conservation status. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
  Euplectes

Scientific:
  Euplectes ardens

Citation:
  (Boddaert, 1783)

Reference:
  TablePlanchesEnlum. p.39

Protonym:
  Fringilla ardens

Avibase ID:
  F57409563E299DC9

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/F5740956

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560036

Geographic range:

  • Euplectes ardens ardens: Senegal and Sierra Leone east to southern South Sudan and western Uganda, south to central Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and eastern South Africa
  • Euplectes ardens suahelicus: Highlands of Kenya and ne Tanzania
  • Euplectes ardens laticauda: highlands of eastern South Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia
English:
Red-collared Widowbird
Czech:
vida límcová
German:
Schildweber
Danish:
Rødhalset Vidafinke
Spanish:
Obispo Acollarado
Finnish:
punakauluspiispa
French:
Euplecte veuve-noire
Icelandic:
Brennuvefari
Italian:
Vedova dal collare
Japanese:
akaerihouou
Japanese:
アカエリホウオウ
Dutch:
Roodkeelwidavink
Norwegian:
Rødkragevever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Raudkragevevar
Polish:
wiklacz pólobrozny
Portuguese:
Viúva-de-colar-vermelho
Russian:
Краснозобый ткачик
Slovak:
tkáčik červenoštíty
Swedish:
rödhalsad vidafink
Ukrainian:
Вайдаг великий
Chinese:
红领巧织雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Euplecte veuve-noire ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Euplecte veuve-noire ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Red-collared Whydah ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Clements 6th edition:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Red-collared Whydah ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Red-collared Whydah ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 3]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Red-collared Whydah ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Euplectes ardens [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Euplectes ardens [version 3]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Euplectes ardens [version 3]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Red-collared Widowbird ( Euplectes ardens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euplectes ardens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euplectes ardens [version 3]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Afrikaans: Rooikeelflap
Catalan: bisbe de collar
Czech: Prádelník límcový, vida límcová
Danish: Rødhalset Vidafinke
German: Schildweber, Schildwida, Schild-Wida
English: Cut-throat, Eastern Red-collared Widowbird, Long-tailed Black Whydah, Red collared Widowbird, Red-collared Whydah, Redcollared Widow, Red-collared Widow, Red-collared Widowbird, Red-naped Widowbird
English (IOC): Red-collared Widowbird
English (Kenya): Red-collared Widowbird
Spanish: Obispo Acollarado, Obispo de Collar Rojo
Spanish (Spain): Obispo Acollarado
Spanish (HBW): Red-collared Widowbird
Finnish: Punakauluspiispa
French: Euplecte à col rouge, Euplecte de feu, Euplecte veuve-noire, Veuve de feu, Veuve en feu, Veuve niobé, Veuve noire
Hungarian: galléros özvegypinty
Icelandic: Brennuvefari
Italian: Vedova dal collare, Vedova dal collare rosso
Japanese: akaerihouou
Japanese: アカエリホウオウ
Scientific: Euplectes ardens, Euplectes ardens ardens, Fringilla ardens
Lithuanian: Raudongurklis aksominis audėjas
Dutch: Roodkeelwidavink, Roodnekwidavink
Norwegian Nynorsk: Raudkragevevar
Norwegian: Halvmånevidafink, Rødkragevever
Polish: wiklacz pólobrozny, wikłacz półobrożny
Portuguese: Viúva-de-colar-vermelho, viúva-de-gola-vermelha
Portuguese (Portugal): Viúva-negra
Russian: Краснозобый бархатный ткач, Краснозобый ткачик
Slovak: tkácik cervenoštíty, tkáčik červenoštíty
Slovenian: grbasti vidaj, Šcitasti
Shona: Muswewadepa
Serbian: Crvenovrata udovica
Sotho, Southern: Molepe
Swedish: Halvmånevidafink, rödhalsad vidafink
Swahili: Kweche Kisogo-chekundu
Ukrainian: Вайдаг великий
Xhosa: Intakazana
Chinese: 红领巧织雀
Chinese (Traditional): 紅領寡婦鳥
Zulu: iNtaka

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