The red-collared widowbird (Euplectes ardens) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. Red-collared widowbirds are found in grasslands and bush clearings in Eastern and Southern Africa. They are known for their long tails and brilliant red badges, both which act as sexual ornaments. They are often associated with other widowbird and bishop species. They are polygynous, where males acquisition of territory is an important determinant in their access to mates. Red-collared widowbirds have a wide range and there is little concern in terms of conservation status.
Red-collared Widowbird
Date Location Count
2021-07-04 08:00Budongo Forest Reserve3
2021-06-27 07:00Kikopey Hills6
2021-07-11 14:00Aberdare NP2
2021-07-01 07:00Nairobi NP
2021-07-11 07:40Sanje Falls1
2021-07-03 07:57Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden13
2021-06-27 08:30Rietvlei Nature Reserve1
2021-07-11 07:30Eikenhof2
2021-07-18 07:24Thokoza Wetland10
2021-07-11 07:14Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve2
2021-07-11 06:46Wilge River Valley (upper)10
2021-07-03 07:17Nelspruit--Mataffin5