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Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,200,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
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 Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Botswana Native Extant       Yes
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Namibia Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Unknown Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

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

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 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Vidua obtusa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Viduidae (Indigobirds and allies)
Species name author (Chapin, 1922)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,200,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change