Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Weavers and Allies :: Yellow-shouldered Widowbird

Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macrourus

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Yellow-shouldered Widow-bird, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Yellow-mantled Whydah, Yellow-backed Widowbird, Ethiopian Widowbird
Old scientific name(s): Coliuspasser macrourus


Masai Mara, Kenya - Feb 15, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste 
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(1) S. Uganda, Burundi, and w. Kenya.
(2) Senegambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, sw. Mali, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, n. and w. Angola, s. Chad, Central African Republic, s. Sudan, n. and ne. Zaire, w. and c. Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.
(3) Nw. Tanzania.
(4) W. Tanzania.


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


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