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List of Weavers of the World, in scientific alphabetical order

List of all weavers below, with links to species pages (where available).
The scientific and English names in this list follows the Handbook of birds of the world Vol 15, except that here Aldabra Fody (*) is kept as a separate species from the Red-headed Fody and this list includes 2 extinct Foudia species.

Weaver Wednesday is a new series started in June 2012 to describe each weaver species on a weekly basis, focusing on distribution, subspecies, and breeding records (read news item about this series here). Click in the last column to see the news item for those species already covered: the WW number shows the sequence in which the species was covered.

No. Latin Species Weaver Wednesday
1 Amblyospiza albifrons Thick-billed Weaver WW 8
2 Anaplectes rubriceps Red-headed Weaver WW 1
3 Brachycope anomala Bob-tailed Weaver WW 14
4 Bubalornis albirostris White-billed Buffalo-weaver WW 28
5 Bubalornis niger Red-billed Buffalo-weaver WW 5
6 Dinemellia dinemelli White-headed Buffalo-weaver WW 13
7 Euplectes afer Yellow-crowned Bishop (Golden Bishop) WW 3
8 Euplectes albonotatus White-winged Widowbird WW 22
9 Euplectes ardens Red-collared Widowbird WW 19
10 Euplectes aureus Golden-backed Bishop WW 90
11 Euplectes axillaris Fan-tailed Widowbird WW 85
12 Euplectes capensis Yellow Bishop WW 73
13 Euplectes diadematus Fire-fronted Bishop WW 94
14 Euplectes franciscanus Northern Red Bishop WW 79
15 Euplectes gierowii Black Bishop WW 61
16 Euplectes hartlaubi Hartlaub's Marsh Widowbird WW 106
17 Euplectes hordeaceus Black-winged Bishop (Fire-crowned Bishop) WW 58
18 Euplectes jacksoni Jackson's Widowbird WW 55
19 Euplectes macroura Yellow-mantled Widowbird (Yellow-backed) WW 98
20 Euplectes nigroventris Zanzibar Bishop WW 34
21 Euplectes orix Southern Red Bishop WW 40
22 Euplectes progne Long-tailed Widowbird WW 82
23 Euplectes psammocromius Montane Marsh Widowbird WW 102
24 Foudia aldabrana Aldabra Fody WW 117
25 Foudia eminentissima Red-headed Fody (Comoro / Red Forest Fody) WW 114
26 Foudia flavicans Rodrigues Fody WW 87
27 Foudia madagascariensis Red Fody (Madagascar Fody) WW 70
28 Foudia omissa Forest Fody WW 110
29 Foudia rubra Mauritius Fody WW 64
30 Foudia sechellarum Seychelles Fody WW 4
31 Foudia delloni (extinct) Reunion Fody
32 Foudia bruante (extinct) Mordore
33 Histurgops ruficauda Rufous-tailed Weaver WW 15
34 Malimbus ballmanni Gola Malimbe WW 96
35 Malimbus cassini Cassin's Malimbe WW 108
36 Malimbus coronatus Red-crowned Malimbe WW 52
37 Malimbus erythrogaster Red-bellied Malimbe WW 112
38 Malimbus ibadanensis Ibadan Malimbe WW 116
39 Malimbus malimbicus Crested Malimbe WW 100
40 Malimbus nitens Blue-billed Malimbe WW 12
41 Malimbus racheliae Rachel's Malimbe WW 104
42 Malimbus rubricollis Red-headed Malimbe WW 92
43 Malimbus scutatus Red-vented Malimbe WW 46
44 Pachyphantes superciliosus Compact Weaver WW 9
45 Philetairus socius Sociable Weaver WW 16
46 Plocepasser donaldsoni Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-weaver WW 37
47 Plocepasser mahali White-browed Sparrow-weaver WW 2
48 Plocepasser rufoscapulatus Chestnut-mantled Sparrow-weaver WW 67
49 Plocepasser superciliosus Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver WW 31
50 Ploceus albinucha Maxwell's Black Weaver WW 109
51 Ploceus alienus Strange Weaver WW 29
52 Ploceus angolensis Bar-winged Weaver WW 83
53 Ploceus aurantius Orange Weaver WW 51
54 Ploceus aureonucha Golden-naped Weaver WW 75
55 Ploceus badius Cinnamon Weaver WW 59
56 Ploceus baglafecht Baglafecht Weaver WW 99
57 Ploceus bannermani Bannerman's Weaver WW 81
58 Ploceus batesi Bates's Weaver WW 88
59 Ploceus benghalensis Black-breasted Weaver (Bengal Weaver) WW 84
60 Ploceus bertrandi Bertram's Weaver WW 80
61 Ploceus bicolor Dark-backed Weaver WW 35
62 Ploceus bojeri Golden Palm Weaver WW 45
63 Ploceus burnieri Kilombero Weaver WW 18
64 Ploceus capensis Cape Weaver WW 32
65 Ploceus castaneiceps Taveta Golden Weaver WW 36
66 Ploceus castanops Northern Brown-throated Weaver WW 74
67 Ploceus cucullatus Village Weaver WW 63
68 Ploceus dichrocephalus Juba Weaver WW 95
69 Ploceus dorsomaculatus Yellow-capped Weaver WW 91
70 Ploceus flavipes Yellow-legged Weaver WW 111
71 Ploceus galbula Rüppell's Weaver WW 17
72 Ploceus golandi Clarke's Weaver WW 62
73 Ploceus grandis Giant Weaver WW 86
74 Ploceus heuglini Heuglin's Masked Weaver WW 69
75 Ploceus hypoxanthus Asian Golden Weaver WW 39
76 Ploceus insignis Brown-capped Weaver WW 78
77 Ploceus intermedius Lesser Masked Weaver WW 20
78 Ploceus jacksoni Golden-backed Weaver WW 47
79 Ploceus katangae Katanga Masked Weaver WW 113
80 Ploceus luteolus Little Weaver WW 50
81 Ploceus manyar Streaked Weaver WW 101
82 Ploceus megarhynchus Finn's Weaver WW 77
83 Ploceus melanocephalus Yellow-backed (Black-headed) Weaver WW 107
84 Ploceus melanogaster Black-billed Weaver WW 60
85 Ploceus nelicourvi Nelicourvi Weaver WW 21
86 Ploceus nicolli Usambara Weaver WW 103
87 Ploceus nigerrimus Vieillot's Black Weaver WW 27
88 Ploceus nigricollis Black-necked Weaver WW 65
89 Ploceus nigrimentus Black-chinned Weaver WW 42
90 Ploceus ocularis Spectacled Weaver WW 24
91 Ploceus olivaceiceps Olive-headed Weaver WW 53
92 Ploceus pelzelni Slender-billed Weaver WW 41
93 Ploceus philippinus Baya Weaver WW 97
94 Ploceus preussi Preuss's Weaver WW 93
95 Ploceus princeps Principe Golden Weaver WW 56
96 Ploceus reichardi Tanganyika Masked Weaver WW 72
97 Ploceus rubiginosus Chestnut Weaver WW 26
98 Ploceus ruweti Lufira Masked Weaver WW 115
99 Ploceus sakalava Sakalava Weaver WW 30
100 Ploceus sanctithomae Sao Tome Weaver WW 66
101 Ploceus spekei Speke's Weaver WW 44
102 Ploceus spekeoides Fox's Weaver WW 105
103 Ploceus subaureus African Golden Weaver (Yellow Weaver) WW 23
104 Ploceus subpersonatus Loanga Weaver WW 57
105 Ploceus taeniopterus Northern Masked Weaver WW 71
106 Ploceus temporalis Bocage's Weaver WW 68
107 Ploceus tricolor Yellow-mantled Weaver WW 54
108 Ploceus velatus Southern Masked Weaver WW 10
109 Ploceus vitellinus Vitelline Masked Weaver WW 48
110 Ploceus weynsi Weyns's Weaver WW 89
111 Ploceus xanthops Holub's Golden Weaver WW 33
112 Ploceus xanthopterus Southern Brown-throated Weaver WW 38
113 Pseudonigrita arnaudi Grey-headed Social-weaver WW 25
114 Pseudonigrita cabanisi Black-capped Social-weaver WW 6
115 Quelea cardinalis Cardinal Quelea WW 76
116 Quelea erythrops Red-headed Quelea WW 49
117 Quelea quelea Red-billed Quelea WW 11
118 Sporopipes frontalis Speckle-fronted Weaver WW 43
119 Sporopipes squamifrons Scaly-feathered Finch WW 7

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