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Vidua paradisaea

Basic information
Scientific name Vidua paradisaea

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Common names Paradise whydah, Paradise widow-bird
Higher taxon Ploceidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range E, C, and S Africa
Habitat Reed bed, riverside, grassland, rice field, landfill, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There are records of breeding in Tokyo, and occurrences in Kanagawa and Hyogo Prefs. Range in Japan
Date In Kanagawa, observed since 1974. In Kanto District, observed in 1961 to 1981.
Route Deliberate: Escape or release of pet animal.
Impact Unknown impact.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries St. Helena, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • Eguchi & Fujimaki (eds) (2000) Check-List of Japanese Birds Sixth Revised Edition. The Ornithological Society of Japan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Kawakami & Kanouchi (2012) The Handbook of Introduced Birds in Japan. Bun-ichi Sogo Shuppan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Lepage (ed) (2003-2012) Avibase the world bird database (Accessed on 2012-6-12)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.