Red-collared Widowbird

The Red-collared Widowbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

signal of red-collared widowbirds has evolved. METHODS TOP ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION METHODS RESULTS DISCUSSION REFERENCES Dominance experiments Experiments on captive birds were performed during September and October 2000 at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Birds used in these experiments were captured in mist nets from March to April 2000 at three localities in KwaZulu-Natal. More

red-collared widowbirds, we tested the relative selection pressures on male tail length by experimentally examining female responses to both natural and supernormal tail manipulations. If tail length is subject to generalized and directional sexual selection, males displaying long and supernormal tails should attract more females. In contrast, if tail length is under stabilizing selection, females should avoid or at least be indifferent to supernormal tail lengths compared with tails within the natural range. More

The Red-collared Widowbird (Euplectes ardens) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland. More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Red-collared Widowbird is classed as Common: common species, including species that are certain or probable escapees from captivity when occurring in the British Isles. (Note that rarity levels are currently applied nationally and may not reflect local variations in abundance. More

Red-collared Widowbird - Adult male in breeding plumage Photographer More

multiple handicaps in the red-collared widowbird: female choice of tail length but not carotenoid display. Evolution 55:1452–1463. Go back to the case Acknowledgements: This case was published with support from the National Science Foundation under CCLI Award #0341279. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Date Posted: June 11, 2008. More

The male red-collared widowbirds (upper images) in breeding plumage were photographed in Ngorongoro Crater in January 2007. The lower left male was seen at Manyara Hill, Arusha in June 2006 and is courtesy of Anabel Harries. The moulting male was seen at west Kilimanjaro in April 2008 and is courtesy of Frank Snykers. More

also a picture of the Red-collared Widowbird on page 1025. The Red-collared Widowbird belongs to the family of birds classified as Ploceidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Red-collared Widowbird is also known by these other names: Red-naped Widowbird, Long-tailed Black Whydah, Red-collared Whydah, Black Whydah, Cut-throat Whydah, . More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Euplectes
Species : ardens
Authority : (Boddaert, 1783)