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Fruit-eating weavers

Only one weaver, the Weyns's Weaver, has been identified as feeding mainly on fruit. In addition, 15 weaver species regularly feed on fruit (including berries). Many other weavers occasionally feed on fruit, including those listed below, but there may be many more. This list is based on a study of frugivory in Africa (see news about Kissling 2007), with additions of the fodies that have been recorded to eat fruit. The Asian weavers feed on seeds, insects and sometimes nectar but are not known to feed on fruit. Many forest-loving weavers feed on fruit, in addition to being insectivores.

Weyns's Weaver, the only
weaver that is an
obligate frugivore

Obligate frugivores - the only major food item are fruits:
Weyns's Weaver Ploceus weynsi

Partial frugivores - other major food items besides fruits, e.g., terrestrial invertebrates:
Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
White-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis albirostris
Rufous-tailed Weaver Histurgops ruficauda
Ibadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis
Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha
Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius
Golden-naped Weaver Ploceus aureonucha
Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Clarke's Weaver Ploceus golandi
Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis
Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor
Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops

Cape Weaver, with a longer bill
than granivorous weavers,
is adapted to a variety of food
types, including fruit

Opportunistic fruit-eaters - fruits only as minor food items:
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger
White-headed Buffalo-Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Hartlaub's Marsh Widowbird Euplectes hartlaubi
Cassin's Malimbe Malimbus cassini
Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster
Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus
Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus nitens
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius
Strange Weaver Ploceus alienus
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster
Vieillot's Black Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Preuss's Weaver Ploceus preussi

Fruit-eating weavers from outside of Africa (ie not listed in Kissling 2007):
Aldabra Fody Foudia aldabrana
Madagascar Fody Foudia madagascariensis
Mauritius Fody Foudia rubra
Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum