Southern Brown-throated Weaver

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Original source: Patty McGann
Author: Patty McGann

The Southern Brown-throated Weaver is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Ploceus xanthopterus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. Stub icon This Ploceidae-related article is a stub. More

Distribution of Southern brown-throated weaver in southern Africa, based on statistical smoothing of the records from first SA Bird Atlas Project (© Animal Demography unit, University of Cape Town; smoothing by Birgit Erni and Francesca Little). Colours range from dark blue (most common) through to yellow (least common). See here for the latest distribution from the SABAP2. Food It mainly eats insects, seeds, berries and flowers, doing most of its foraging in vegetation, gleaning food from leaves and branches. More

Southern Brown-throated Weaver hopped in the thickets, joined by Collared Palm Thrush, while striking Bohm’s Bee-eater darted from their perch in pursuit of breakfast. The highlight was a quartet of Grey-headed Parrot that perched in the treetops across the river before flying back across the river, straight at us, passing low over our heads and disappearing into the surrounding Mopane woodlands. Numerous waterbirds commuted up and down the river, including a flock of Gull-billed Tern. More

Red-headed Quelea, Southern Brown-throated Weaver and Yellow Weaver in the swamp-side reeds. Our final stop before St Lucia was the Entumeni Nature Reserve where a Grey Sunbird sat singing in the open, an Osprey fished over the river and the much-desired African Finfoot was spotted. The coastal dune forests and wetlands of St Lucia were as productive as ever. Most of the special birds were found in the densely-tangled dune forests. More

The Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Latin name Ploceus xanthopterus) is described in Roberts Birds of Southern Africa, 7th Edition. This bird has a unique Roberts number of 818 and you will find a full description of this bird on page 1015 also a picture of the Southern Brown-throated Weaver on page 1024. The Southern Brown-throated Weaver belongs to the family of birds classified as Ploceidae. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Ploceus
Species : xanthopterus
Authority : (Finsch & Hartlaub, 1870)