Bubalornis

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Bubalornis
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver.jpg
Red-billed buffalo weaver
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Bubalornis
A. Smith, 1836

Bubalornis is a genus of bird in the Ploceidae family. Established by Andrew Smith in 1836, it contains the following species:[1]

The name Bubalornis is a combination of the Greek words boubalos, meaning "buffalo" and ornis, meaning "bird". The genus got its name from the buffalo weavers' habit of following herds of African Buffalo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ITIS Report: Urocissa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.