Holub's golden weaver

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Holub's golden weaver
Holub's golden weaver (Ploceus xanthops) (22561083782).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: P. xanthops
Binomial name
Ploceus xanthops
(Hartlaub, 1862)

Holub's golden weaver (Ploceus xanthops), also called the African golden weaver, is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae.[2] It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[1]

The common name commemorates the Czech naturalist Emil Holub.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Ploceus xanthops". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "English name updates - IOC Version 2.3 (Dec 2009)". International Ornithological Congress. December 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-31. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 169. 

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