Your login:

Password:

Stay signed in

Enter your login name or your email address and click on Send reminder to receive a reminder by email.


Welcome Guest

African Silverbill

Euodice cantans (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

The African Silverbill (Lonchura cantans) is a small passerine bird formerly considered conspecific with the Asian species Indian Silverbill, (Lonchura malabarica). This estrildid finch is a common resident breeding bird in dry savanna habitat, south of the Sahara Desert. This species is also been introduced to a few countries such as Portugal, Qatar and USA. Source: Wikipedia




(0 votes)
Photo powered by flickr.com.


Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Estrildidae
Genus:
  Euodice

Scientific:
  Euodice cantans

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF, 1789)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat. 1 pt2 p.859

Protonym:
  Loxia cantans

Avibase ID:
  FC6A9CD0979A6DE8

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/FC6A9CD0

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 916654

Geographic range:

  • Euodice cantans cantans: Mauritania and Senegal east to central Sudan and northwestern South Sudan
  • Euodice cantans orientalis: extreme southeastern Egypt, eastern Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, southeastern South Sudan, Kenya and northern Tanzania; southern Arabian Peninsula (southwestern Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and western Oman)
English:
African Silverbill
Czech:
stříbrozobka zpěvná
German:
Afrikasilberschnabel
Danish:
Afrikansk Sølvnæb
Spanish:
Capuchino Picoplata Africano
Finnish:
hopeanokka
French:
Capucin bec-d'argent
Icelandic:
Söngstrildi
Italian:
Becco d'argento
Japanese:
afurikaginbashi
Japanese:
アフリカギンバシ
Dutch:
Zilverbekje
Norwegian:
Savannesølvnebb
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Savannesølvnebb
Polish:
srebrnodziobek afrykanski
Portuguese:
Bico-de-chumbo-africano
Russian:
Серебряноклювая амадина
Slovak:
mníška spevavá
Swedish:
afrikansk silvernäbb
Ukrainian:
Сріблодзьоб чорногузий
Chinese:
银嘴文鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans)
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans)
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans)
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans)
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans)
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 42nd suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 43rd suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 44th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 45th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 46th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 47th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 48th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 49th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 50th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 51st suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 52nd suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 53rd suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 54th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 55th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 56th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 57th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 58th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 59th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
American Ornithologists' Union 7th edition (incl. 60th suppl.):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Capucin bec-d'argent ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Capucin bec-d'argent ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Mauritanian Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
African Silverbill ( Euodice cantans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
African Silverbill ( Lonchura cantans) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lonchura cantans [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Euodice cantans [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Euodice [malabarica or cantans] (sensu lato) by some authors

Your sightings

You must be logged in to view your sighting details. To register to myAvibase click here.

Related taxa

Highlight taxa in a checklist (shown in red)

Other related concepts

Other synonyms


Catalan: maniquí bec d'argent
Czech: Amadina stríbrozobá, stříbrozobka zpěvná
Danish: Afrikansk Sølvnæb
German: Afrikanischer Silberschnabel, Afrikasilberschnabel, Afrika-Silberschnabel, Silberschnäbelchen
English: African Silverbill, Mauritanian Silverbill, Silverbill, Warbling Silverbill
English (IOC): African Silverbill
English (Kenya): African Silverbill
Spanish: Capuchino Africano, Capuchino Picoplata Africano, Gorrión Picoplata Africano, Monjita Picoplata
Spanish (Spain): Capuchino Picoplata Africano
Spanish (HBW): Capuchino picoplata africano
Estonian: aafrika leetamadiin
Finnish: hopeanokka, Hopeanokkamanikki
French: Bec d'argent, Bec-d'argent, Capucin bec-d’argent, Capucin bec-d'argent, Mannikin bec-d'argent, Spermète bec d'argent, Spermète bec-d'argent
Hungarian: afrikai ezüstcsőrűpinty
Icelandic: Söngstrildi
Italian: Becco d'argento, Becco d'argento africano
Japanese: afurikaginbashi
Japanese: アフリカギンバシ
Scientific: Euodice cantans, Euodice cantans cantans, Lonchura cantans, Lonchura cantans cantans, Lonchura malabarica cantans, Loxia cantans
Lithuanian: Afrikinis sidabrasnapis, Sidabrasnapė munija
Latvian: Āfrikas sudrabknābītis
Dutch: Zilverbekje
Norwegian Nynorsk: Savannesølvnebb
Norwegian: Afrikansk sølvnebb, Afrikansk sølvnebbvever, Savannesølvnebb
Polish: srebnodziobek afrykanski, srebrnodziobek afrykanski, srebrnodziobek afrykański
Portuguese: Bico-de-chumbo-africano
Portuguese (Portugal): Bico-de-chumbo-africano
Russian: Серебряноклювая амадина
Slovak: mníška spevavá
Slovenian: afriški srebrnokljunček
Serbian: Afrička srebrokljuna zeba
Swedish: Afrikansk silvernäbb
Swahili: Tongo Domo-fedha
Turkish: Afrika Gümüşgagası
Ukrainian: Сріблодзьоб чорногузий
Chinese: 银嘴文鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 非洲銀嘴文鳥

Avibase has been visited 305,166,966 times since 24 June 2003. © Denis Lepage | Privacy policy