List of Birds of Malawi - 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 26 species which occur in Malawi.

  • White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali
  • Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser rufoscapulatus
  • Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
  • Bertram's Weaver Ploceus bertrandi
  • Lesser Masked-Weaver Ploceus intermedius
  • Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
  • African Golden-Weaver Ploceus subaureus
  • Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops
  • Southern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus
  • Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
  • Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
  • Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor
  • Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps
  • Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
  • Cardinal Quelea Quelea cardinalis
  • Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
  • Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
  • Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
  • Red Bishop Euplectes orix
  • Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis
  • Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
  • Yellow-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes macrourus
  • White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus
  • Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
  • Buff-shouldered Widowbird Euplectes psammocromius
  • Grosbeak Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons

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