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have been elevated to species
level in the latest "Handbook
of the Birds of the World".
Some species differences:
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Proposed names of the 3 new species ("Handbook of the Birds of the World"):
A. leuconotos - Northern Red-headed Weaver
A. jubaensis - Red Weaver
A. rubriceps - Southern Red-headed Weaver
These taxa are fairly similar, although the Red Weaver is very poorly known. Also, having split the Red-headed Weaver into 3 species, may result in birders and ornithologists finding more differences in biology.
Read about the Red-headed Weaver.