Fan-tailed widowbird

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Fan-tailed Widowbird
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Female or juvenile Euplectes axillaris phoeniceus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Euplectes
Species: E. axillaris
Binomial name
Euplectes axillaris
(Smith, 1838)

The Fan-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes axillaris), also known as Red-shouldered Widowbird 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.

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