Fan-tailed Widowbird

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

The Fan-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes axillaris) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Euplectes axillaris. More

The male Fan-tailed Widowbird is jet black with only the bend of wing showing a scarlet patch, with a buff patch below - which cannot always be seen. The tail is medium in length and broad - appearing to get wider towards the end. The female is heavily streaked above, with blackish streaks on light brown. The eyebrow is pale brown and the underparts are whitish - often with a brownish wash. More

Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

Stamps showing Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris 214.052 Fan-tailed Widowbird IOC v2.4: 9085 Links will open countrypage in new window - Angola 22.03.1951 Birds - Rwanda 18.12. More

Fan-tailed Widowbird, Euplectes axillaris phoeniceus. Posted 20 months ago. ( permalink ) view profile Stig Nygaard Pro User says: Hi Jerry, thanks a lot! (I have changed the title and added tags) Posted 20 months ago. ( permalink ) view profile Lip Kee Pro User says: This is a beautiful capture. More

Fan-tailed widowbird is again mostly black but has a short tail. The Red-collared displays by flying low over the grass with slow wingbeats and with its tail curved downwards, they also sit on an obvious perch, fluff up their body feather, and make an almost metallic-sounding, rasping song. The Fan-tailed Widowbird again is mostly black, but has bright red shoulder patches and a short tail. More

Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris = Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown More

Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris = Described by: Smith (1838) Alternate common name(s): Fan-tailed Whydah, Red-shouldered Widowbird Old scientific name(s): Coliuspasser axillaris Photographs Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown More

The Fan-tailed Widowbird (Latin name Euplectes axillaris) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 828 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 1031 also a picture of the Fan-tailed Widowbird on page 1025. The Fan-tailed Widowbird belongs to the family of birds classified as Ploceidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Fan-tailed Widowbird is also known by these other names: Red-shouldered Whydah. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Euplectes
Species : axillaris
Authority : (Smith, 1838)