List of Birds of Gabon - Weavers and Allies

Weavers and Allies

Order: Passeriformes Family: Ploceidae

The weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. They are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season. There are 116 species worldwide and 38 species which occur in Gabon.

  • Black-chinned Weaver Ploceus nigrimentum
  • Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni
  • Loango Weaver Ploceus subpersonatus
  • Lesser Masked-Weaver Ploceus intermedius
  • Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
  • Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
  • Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops
  • Orange Weaver Ploceus aurantius
  • Heuglin's Masked-Weaver Ploceus heuglini
  • Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
  • Vieillot's Weaver Ploceus nigerrimus
  • Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
  • Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor
  • Maxwell's Black Weaver Ploceus albinucha
  • Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor
  • Preuss's Weaver Ploceus preussi
  • Yellow-capped Weaver Ploceus dorsomaculatus
  • Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis
  • Compact Weaver Pachyphantes superciliosus
  • Red-crowned Malimbe Malimbus coronatus
  • Black-throated Malimbe Malimbus cassini
  • Rachel's Malimbe Malimbus racheliae
  • Red-bellied Malimbe Malimbus erythrogaster
  • Gray's Malimbe Malimbus nitens
  • Crested Malimbe Malimbus malimbicus
  • Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis
  • Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
  • Bob-tailed Weaver Brachycope anomala
  • Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
  • Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
  • Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
  • Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
  • Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
  • Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macrourus
  • White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
  • Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
  • Marsh Widowbird Euplectes hartlaubi
  • Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons

Read more about this topic:  List Of Birds Of Gabon

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