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
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Range(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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