Species Index of: Weaver Birds or Weaver Finches

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Cape Weaver working on nest

Taveta Golden Weaver at nest Genus: Bubalornis


Genus: Dinemellia


Genus: Sporopipes


Genus: Plocepasser

  • White-browed Sparrow Weaver, Plocepasser mahali

  • Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, Plocepasser superciliosus: Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weavers are found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, and Uganda.

  • Chestnut-backed Sparrow Weaver, Plocepasser rufoscapulatus

  • Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-weaver, Plocepasser donaldsoni

Genus: Histurgops


Genus: Pseudonigrita


Genus: Philetairus


Genus: Ploceus

  • Bannerman's Weaver, Ploceus bannermani: The Bannerman's Weaver is found in Cameroon and Nigeria. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical moist montanes. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Bates' Weaver, Ploceus batesi: The Bates's Weaver is endemic to Cameroon. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Black-chinned Weaver, Ploceus nigrimentum: The Black-chinned Weaver (Ploceus nigrimentus) is found in the Bailundu Highlands of western Angola, on the Batéké Plateau in Republic of the Congo, and in eastern Gabon.

  • Baglafecht Weaver, Ploceus baglafecht

  • Bertrand's Weaver, Ploceus bertrandi: The Bertram's Weaver (Ploceus bertrandi), sometimes called Bertrand's Weaver, is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia.

  • Slender-billed Weaver, Ploceus pelzelni

  • Loango Weaver, Ploceus subpersonatus: The Loango Weaver is found in Angola, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Gabon. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, dry savanna, and swamps. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.It is estimated that there are somewhere between 2,500 and 10,000 of the bird in existence, so it is listed as a Vulnerable Species.

  • Little Weaver, Ploceus luteolus: The Little Weaver is found in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.

  • Lesser Masked Weaver, Ploceus intermedius

  • Spectacled Weaver, Ploceus ocularis: The Spectacled Weaver is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  • Black-necked Weaver, Ploceus nigricollis
  • Black-billed Weaver, Ploceus melanogaster: The Black-billed Weaver is found in Burundi, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

  • Strange Weaver, Ploceus alienus

  • Bocage's Weaver, Ploceus temporalis: The Bocage's Weaver is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia.

  • Cape Weaver, Ploceus capensis

  • African Golden Weaver, Ploceus subaureus

  • Holub's Golden-weaver, Ploceus xanthops

  • Principe Golden-weaver, Ploceus princeps: The Príncipe Golden-weaver is endemic to Sao Tomé and Principe. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

  • Orange Weaver, Ploceus aurantius

  • Golden Palm Weaver, Ploceus bojeriGolden Palm Weaver

  • Taveta Golden Weaver, Ploceus castaneiceps

  • Southern Brown-throated Weaver, Ploceus xanthopterus

  • Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Ploceus castanops

  • Kilombero Weaver, Ploceus burnieri

  • Rueppell's Weaver, Ploceus galbula

  • Heuglin's Masked-weaver, Ploceus heuglini

  • Northern Masked-weaver, Ploceus taeniopterus

  • African or Southern Maskedweaver, Ploceus velatus

  • Tanzania Masked-weaver, Ploceus reichardi

  • Village Weaver, Ploceus cucullatus

  • Giant Weaver, Ploceus grandis: The Giant Weaver is endemic to Sao Tomé and Principe. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

  • Speke's Weaver, Ploceus spekei

  • Fox's Weaver, Ploceus spekeoides: The Fox's Weaver is endemic to Uganda. Its natural habitats are moist savanna, subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland, and swamps. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Vieillot's Black Weaver, Ploceus nigerrimus

  • Weyns' Weaver, Ploceus weynsi: The Weyns's Weaver is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • Clarke's Weaver, Ploceus golandi: The Clarke's Weaver is endemic to Kenya. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Black-headed Weaver, Ploceus melanocephalus

  • Salvadori's Weaver, Ploceus dichrocephalus: The Salvadori's Weaver is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.

  • Golden-backed Weaver, Ploceus jacksoni

  • Cinnamon Weaver, Ploceus badius: The Cinnamon Weaver is endemic to Sudan.

  • Chestnut Weaver, Ploceus rubiginosus

  • Golden-naped Weaver, Ploceus aureonucha: The Golden-naped Weaver is endemic to Democratic Republic of the Congo. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Yellow-mantled Weaver, Ploceus tricolor: The Yellow-mantled Weaver is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo and Uganda.

  • Maxwell's Black Weaver, Ploceus albinucha: The Maxwell's Black Weaver is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Uganda.

  • Nelicourvi Weaver, Ploceus nelicourvi: The Nelicourvi Weaver is endemic to Madagascar. It inhabits subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

  • Sakalava Weaver, Ploceus sakalava: The Sakalava Weaver is endemic to Madagascar where it is found in subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland.

  • Streaked Weaver, Ploceus manyar

  • Baya Weaver, Ploceus philippinus

  • Asian Golden Weaver, Ploceus hypoxanthus

  • Yellow Weaver aka Finn's Weaver or Finn's Baya, Ploceus megarhynchus

  • Bengal Weaver or Black-breasted or Black-throated Warbler, Ploceus benghalensis

  • Forest Weaver, Ploceus bicolor: The Forest Weaver is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

  • Preuss' Weaver, Ploceus preussi: The Preuss's Weaver (Ploceus preussi) is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

  • Yellow-capped Weaver, Ploceus dorsomaculatus: The Yellow-capped Weaver is found in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gabon.

  • Usambara Weaver, Ploceus nicolli: The Usambara Weaver is endemic to Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montanes and plantations. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Olive-headed Weaver, Ploceus olivaceiceps: The Olive-headed Weaver is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. It inhabits subtropical or tropical dry forests. The continued existence of this species is threatened by habitat destruction.

  • Brown-capped Weaver, Ploceus insignis: The Brown-capped Weaver is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • Bar-winged Weaver, Ploceus angolensis: The Bar-winged Weaver is found in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia.

  • Sao Tome Weaver, Ploceus sanctithomae: The São Tomé Weaver is endemic to Sao Tomé and Principe. They inhabit subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and moist montanes.

Yellow-crowned Bishop - Breeding MaleGenus: Pachyphantes

  • Compact Weaver, Pachyphantes superciliosus: The Compact Weaver is found in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia. This bird species inhabits subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland.

Genus: Malimbus


Genus: Anaplectes


Genus: Brachycope


Genus: Quelea


Genus: Foudia / Fodies


Genus: Euplectes


Genus: Anomalospiza



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