Rüppell's weaver

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Rüppell's weaver
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: P. galbula
Binomial name
Ploceus galbula
Rüppell, 1840

The Rüppell's weaver (Ploceus galbula) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

The species is named after the German zoologist and explorer Eduard Rüppell (1794–1884).[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ploceus galbula". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 294. 

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