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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


Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown © Gordon Holtshausen 
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Fragmented distribution;
(1) S. Mali and Burkina Faso on the Niger River, Niger, n. Nigeria, s. Chad, Central African Republic, sw. Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Angola, sw. and c. Zaire.
(2) C. Angola.
(3) N. Ethiopia.
(4) S. Sudan, w. Ethiopia, sw. Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, w. Kenya and Tanzania.
(5) Upper Volta to Upper Niger.
(6) Somalia, e. Kenya and e. Tanzania.
(7) S. Angola, ex. ne. Namibia, s. Zambia, Malawi, n. Botswana, ne. Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and e. South Africa.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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