Weavers (Ploceidae)

Long-tailed Widowbird (Euplectes progne) - HBW 15, p. 152

French: Euplecte à longue queue German: Hahnschweifweber Spanish: Obispo Colilargo
Other common names: Long-tailed Whydah

Taxonomy: Emberiza progne Boddaert, 1783, "Cape of Good Hope", South Africa.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • delamerei ( Shelley, 1903) - highlands of C Kenya.
  • delacouri Wolters, 1953 - S DRCongo, S Angola and W & NE Zambia.
  • progne ( Boddaert, 1783) - SE Botswana, E South Africa, W Swaziland and Lesotho.