|Female or juvenile Euplectes axillaris phoeniceus|
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.
- (Fan-tailed Widowbird = ) Red-shouldered Widow - Species text in The Atlas of Southern African Birds
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