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Fan-tailed Widowbird
Euplectes axillaris (Smith, A, 1838)
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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
  Euplectes

Scientific:
  Euplectes axillaris

Citation:
  (Smith, A, 1838)

Reference:
  Ill.Zool.S.Afr. pl.17,text

Protonym:
  Vidua axillaris

Avibase ID:
  B08FF959CC07AA01

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B08FF959

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 560038

Geographic range:

  • Euplectes axillaris axillaris: Malawi and Mozambique south to e South Africa
  • Euplectes axillaris [bocagei or quanzae]: West Africa to Angola, sw Democratic Republic of the Congo, n Botswana and Namibia
  • Euplectes axillaris traversii: Highlands of Ethiopia
  • Euplectes axillaris phoeniceus: southeastern Sudan, South Sudan, and western Ethiopia south through eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and western Kenya to eastern Zambia and northern Malawi
  • Euplectes axillaris zanzibaricus: Coastal Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Fan-tailed Widowbird
Czech:
  vida vějířová
German:
  Stummelweber
Danish:
  Rødskuldret Vidafinke
Spanish:
  Obispo de Abanico
Finnish:
  punasiipipiispa
French:
  Euplecte à épaules orangées
Italian:
  Vedova codaventaglio
Japanese:
  akagatahouou
Japanese:
  アカガタホウオウ
Dutch:
  Roodschouderwidavink
Norwegian:
  Rødvingevever
Polish:
  wiklacz wachlarzowaty
Portuguese:
  Viúva-de-espáduas-vermelhas
Russian:
  Красноплечий ткачик
Slovak:
  tkáčik vejárochvostý
Swedish:
  kortstjärtad vidafink
Chinese:
  扇尾巧织雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
   Euplecte à épaules orangées ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
   Euplecte à épaules orangées ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
   Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
   Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
   Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
   Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
   Fan-tailed Whydah ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
    Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
    Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
    Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
   Fan-tailed Widowbird ( Euplectes axillaris) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Euplectes axillaris [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
    Euplectes axillaris [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Afrikaans: Kortstertflap
Catalan: bisbe cua de ventall
Czech: Prádelník vejírový, vida vějířová
Danish: Rødskuldret Vidafinke
German: Stummelweber, Stummelwida, Stummel-Wida
English: Fan tailed Widowbird, Fan-tailed Whydah, Fan-tailed Widow, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Fan-tailed Widow-bird, Redshouldered Whydah, Red-shouldered Whydah, Redshouldered Widow, Red-shouldered Widow, Red-shouldered Widowbird
English (Kenya): Fan-tailed Widowbird
Spanish: Obispo Cola de Abanico, Obispo de Abanico
Spanish (Spain): Obispo de Abanico
Finnish: Punasiipipiispa
French: Euplecte à épaules orangées, Euplecte à épaules rousses, Veuve à épaulettes orangées, Veuve à épaulettes rouges
Italian: Vedova coda a ventaglio, Vedova codaventaglio
Japanese: akagatahouou, akagatahououjaku
Japanese: アカガタホウオウ, アカガタホウオウジャク
Kwangali: Enzunge
Latin: Euplectes axillaris, Euplectes axillaris axillaris, Vidua axillaris
Lithuanian: Skėstatuodegis aksominis audėjas, skėstauodegis aksominis audėjas
Dutch: Roodschouderwidavink
Norwegian: Rødvingevever
Polish: wiklacz wachlarzowaty, wikłacz wachlarzowaty
Portuguese: Viúva-de-espáduas-vermelhas
Russian: Красноплечий бархатный ткач, Красноплечий ткачик
Slovak: tkáčik vejárochvostý
Serbian: Lepezorepa udovica
Swedish: Kortstjärtad vidafink
Swahili: Kweche Mkia-mpana
Xhosa: Isahomba
Chinese: 扇尾巧织雀
Chinese (Traditional): 扇尾寡婦鳥
Zulu: iNtaka

 

         

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