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Vidua macroura

Basic information
Scientific name Vidua macroura (No picture)
Common names Pin-tailed whydah
Higher taxon Ploceidae, Passeriformes, Aves
Natural range Sahara and southern part of Africa
Habitat Reed bed, riverside, grassland, farm area, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan There are records of breedings in Tokyo and Kyoto, and occurrences in Kanagawa, Osaka, Nara, Mie, and Hyogo. In Tokyo, this species have not been observed in Tokyo since 1990s. Range in Japan
Date In Kanagawa Pref., observed since 1974. In Tokyo, observed in 1970s.
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 Puerto Rico etc.
Reference Notes
  • Eguchi & Amano (2004) Spread of exotic birds in Japan. Ornithol Sci. 3, 3-12.
  • 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 2012-6-14)
  • Long (1981) Introduced Birds of the World. David & Charles, Newton.
  • etc.