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Queen Whydah
Vidua regia (Linnaeus, 1766)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Viduidae
Genus:
  Vidua

Scientific:
  Vidua regia

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, 1766)

Reference:
  Syst.Nat.ed.12 p.313

Protonym:
  Emberiza regia

Avibase ID:
  019E8CA34D7530F0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/019E8CA3

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 563675

Geographic range:

  • Vidua regia: S Angola to Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, s Mozambique, Natal
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Queen Whydah
Czech:
  vdovka královská
German:
  Königswitwe
Danish:
  Kongevidafinke
Spanish:
  Viuda Real
Finnish:
  viiripyrstöleski
French:
  Veuve royale
Icelandic:
  Kóngsekkja
Italian:
  Vedova codafili
Japanese:
  mikadosuzume
Japanese:
  ミカドスズメ
Dutch:
  Koningswida
Norwegian:
  Spydhaleenke
Polish:
  wdówka królewska
Portuguese:
  Viúva-seta
Russian:
  Королевская вдовушка
Slovak:
  vdovka kráľovská
Swedish:
  vimpelstjärtad änka
Chinese:
  箭尾维达雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Veuve royale ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Veuve royale ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
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 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:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
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):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
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 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Shaft-tailed Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Vidua regia [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Vidua regia [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Vidua regia [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Queen Whydah ( Vidua regia) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Vidua regia [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Vidua regia [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Pylstertrooibekkie, Pylstertrooibekkie (Pylstertweduweetjie)
Catalan: vídua reial
Czech: Vdovka královská
Danish: Kongevidafinke
German: Königswitwe, Königs-Witwe
English: Queen Whydah, Shaft-tailed Paradise Whydah, Shafttailed Whydah, Shaft-tailed Whydah, Shaft-tailed Widow
English (IOC): Shaft-tailed Whydah
Spanish: Viuda Cola de Flecha, Viuda Real
Spanish (Spain): Viuda Real
Spanish (HBW): Shaft-tailed Whydah
Finnish: Viiripyrstöleski
French: Veuve reine, Veuve royale
Hungarian: királyvida
Icelandic: Kóngsekkja
Italian: Vedova codafili, Vedova reale, Vedova regina
Japanese: mikadosuzume
Japanese: ミカドスズメ
Kwangali: Harusira
Scientific: Emberiza regia, Vidua regia
Lithuanian: Karališkoji našlytė
Dutch: Koningswida
Norwegian Nynorsk: Spydhaleenkje
Norwegian: Kongeenke, Spydhaleenke
Polish: wdówka królewska
Portuguese: Viúva-seta
Russian: Королевская вдовушка
Slovak: Vdovka Fischerova, vdovka kráľovská
Serbian: Kraljevska udovica
Swedish: Hårstjärtänka, vimpelstjärtad änka
Ukrainian: Вдовичка королівська
Chinese: 箭尾维达雀
Chinese (Traditional): 箭尾維達雀

 

         

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