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Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 5,110,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -

Population justification: The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as locally fairly common.

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant Yes
Burundi N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Kenya V Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Namibia N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda U Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Calandula (Quedas de Calandula)
Angola Camabatela
Angola Cameia National Park
Angola Cangandala National Park
Angola Chongoroi
Angola Cuango
Angola Luachimo River (Chitato)
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve
Burundi Ruvubu National Park
Botswana Chobe National Park
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Malawi Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Kasungu National Park
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde National Park
Malawi Lengwe National Park
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park
Mozambique Moebase region
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands
Tanzania Katavi National Park
Tanzania Mikumi National Park
Tanzania Ruaha National Park
Tanzania Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Ugalla River Game Reserve
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Usangu flats
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Umalila Mountains
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
Zambia Hillwood
Zambia Chitunta Plain
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area
Zambia Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Batoka Gorge
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area
Zambia Kafue Flats
Zambia Kafue National Park
Zambia Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Zambia Imanda
Zambia North Swaka
Zambia Lukanga Swamp
Zambia Chisamba
Zambia Lower Zambezi National Park
Zambia South Luangwa National Park
Zambia Lukususi National Park
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Kalungwishi
Zambia Jimbe Drainage
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park
Zimbabwe Middle Zambezi Valley
Zimbabwe Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park
Zimbabwe Matobo Hills
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains
Zambia Mutulanganga
Zambia Nyanje Hills
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Vidua obtusa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/08/2020.