Rufous-tailed weaver

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Rufous-tailed weaver
Weaver bird.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Histurgops
Reichenow, 1887
Species: H. ruficauda
Binomial name
Histurgops ruficauda
Reichenow, 1887
  • Histurgops ruficaudus

The rufous-tailed weaver (Histurgops ruficauda) is a species of songbird found in East Africa.

It is included in the weaver family (Ploceidae), but many authors included it in the Old World sparrow family Passeridae when Old World sparrows were separated from the weavers proper. It is placed in the monotypic genus Histurgops.

It is an endemic breeder in Tanzania, but vagrants occur in Kenya too.[citation needed]