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Unfinished Cape Weaver nestPhoto by Paul TavaresMount Grace near Johannesburg, South Africa, Sept 28, 2006
Unfinished Cape Weaver nest
Photo by Paul Tavares
Mount Grace near Johannesburg, South Africa, Sept 28, 2006

Genus: Ploceus

[edit] Description

This genus contains the largest number of weavers (about 63 species), and members are found in both Africa and Asia. The common name of these birds refer to the nest, which in most species is an elaborate structure, weaved together from plant material.

[edit] Taxonomy

Ploceus is a genus in the family Ploceidae.
Compact Weaver is sometimes placed in Pachyphantes.

Genus Ploceus view • edit
P. flavipes Yellow-legged Weaver
P. bertrandi Bertram's Weaver
P. baglafecht Baglafecht Weaver
P. nigrimentus Black-chinned Weaver
P. bannermani Bannerman's Weaver
P. batesi Bates's Weaver
P. luteolus Little Weaver
P. pelzelni Slender-billed Weaver
P. subpersonatus Loango Weaver
P. nigricollis Black-necked Weaver
P. ocularis Spectacled Weaver
P. melanogaster Black-billed Weaver
P. alienus Strange Weaver
P. capensis Cape Weaver
P. temporalis Bocage's Weaver
P. subaureus African Golden Weaver
P. xanthops Holub's Golden Weaver
P. aurantius Orange Weaver
P. bojeri Golden Palm Weaver
P. castaneiceps Taveta Golden Weaver
P. princeps Principe Golden Weaver
P. xanthopterus Southern Brown-throated Weaver
P. castanops Northern Brown-throated Weaver
P. burnieri Kilombero Weaver
P. taeniopterus Northern Masked Weaver
P. intermedius Lesser Masked Weaver
P. velatus Southern Masked Weaver
P. vitellinus Vitelline Masked Weaver
P. reichardi Tanzanian Masked Weaver
P. katangae Katanga Masked Weaver
P. ruweti Lufira Masked Weaver
P. heuglini Heuglin's Masked Weaver
P. galbula Rüppell's Weaver
P. spekei Speke's Weaver
P. spekeoides Fox's Weaver
P. nigerrimus Vieillot's Weaver
P. cucullatus Village Weaver
P. grandis Giant Weaver
P. weynsi Weyns's Weaver
P. golandi Clarke's Weaver
P. dichrocephalus Juba Weaver
P. melanocephalus Black-headed Weaver
P. jacksoni Golden-backed Weaver
P. rubiginosus Chestnut Weaver
P. badius Cinnamon Weaver
P. aureonucha Golden-naped Weaver
P. tricolor Yellow-mantled Weaver
P. albinucha Maxwell's Black Weaver
P. bicolor Dark-backed Weaver
P. insignis Brown-capped Weaver
P. dorsomaculatus Yellow-capped Weaver
P. preussi Preuss's Weaver
P. olivaceiceps Olive-headed Weaver
P. nicolli Usambara Weaver
P. angolensis Bar-winged Weaver
P. sanctithomae Sao Tome Weaver
P. nelicourvi Nelicourvi Weaver
P. sakalava Sakalava Weaver
P. manyar Streaked Weaver
P. philippinus Baya Weaver
P. hypoxanthus Asian Golden Weaver
P. megarhynchus Finn's Weaver
P. benghalensis Black-breasted Weaver
P. superciliosus Compact Weaver


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