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
2021-02-14 06:30Maasai Mara NR* general (pls. use more precise loc.)1
2021-01-31 09:51U of N Kabete Campus & Field Station (incl. Loresho Swamp)
2021-02-21 07:06Nairobi NP
2021-02-01 11:00Greengrove Dam2
2021-02-13 05:20Marakele NP1
2021-02-28 07:49Abe Bailey Nature Reserve6
2021-02-25 06:42Kgomo-Kgomo1
2021-02-21 12:17Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2021-02-11 05:51Diepsloot Nature Reserve1
2021-02-20 06:33Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve12
2021-02-03 06:45Naturena5
2021-02-27 10:11Rietvlei Nature Reserve3
2021-02-21 06:00Thokoza Wetland5
2021-02-13 12:54Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve15
2021-02-13 17:57Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve--northeast corner1
2021-02-22 06:23Wamba Marsh2
2021-02-08 06:18Wakkerstroom area (Please be more specific)2
2021-02-06 07:27Kruger NP--Old Tshokwane Rd/S1281
2021-02-02 09:07Drakensberg Nest Hotel area1
2021-02-09 11:15Maloti-Drakensberg Park--Highmoor NR4
2021-02-21 14:19Midmar Dam--North Shore (Main Gate)4
2021-02-21 15:22Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)2
2021-01-31 05:45Karkloof--Mbona Mountain Estate6
2021-01-31 07:43Hilton--Hilton Bush Lodge4
2021-02-20 06:50Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy1
2021-02-27 17:00Hilton--Mondi Forests10
2021-02-28 11:42Albert Falls NR10
2021-02-10 07:55KaMsholo Bushveld Safaris (formerly Nisela Safaris)1
2021-02-12 00:00Pietermaritzburg--General area1
2021-02-13 05:59Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Road4
2021-02-13 07:08Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR6
2021-02-14 08:47Tala Private GR7
2021-02-07 05:34Manyoni GR (please be more specific)5
2021-02-22 15:25Phinda GR1
2021-01-31 14:58Umlalazi NR1