Nonnatives - Red-collared Widowbird

Red-collared Widowbird - Euplectes ardens


Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1990

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:

Species Account: Taxonomy appears to have changed from E. laticuda to E. ardens. It may be confused with the Red-collared Whydah.


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Orange 1990   Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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