- Ploceus xanthops
Length 15-17 cm, mass 21-39 g. Males larger than females.
A large 'golden' weaver with pale yellow eyes.
Eastern South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, northern Botswana, northern Namibia, Angola, southern, extreme western and extreme eastern DRC, south-eastern Congo, Malawi, western Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and western Kenya.
Woodland and savanna.
Forages in dense vegetation for fruit, nectar and insects. Hawks for termite alates.
Nests solitarily, or in small groups. The male weaves a kidney-shaped nest with a short entrance tube, using coarse grass, usually over water. One to three eggs are incubated by the female for 14-15 days. Parasitised by Dideric Cuckoo.