Weavers (Ploceidae)

Holub's Golden Weaver (Ploceus xanthops) - HBW 15, p. 184

French: Tisserin safran German: Safranweber Spanish: Tejedor Azafranado
Other common names: Large(r)/Monteiro's Golden Weaver

Taxonomy: Hyphantornis xanthops Hartlaub, 1862, lower Cuanza River, Angola.
Formerly thought to form a superspecies with P. subaureus, but the two differ in breeding behaviour and ecology, and ranges overlap. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW PRCongo S to W Angola, and S Uganda, SW Kenya, E & S DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi and W Tanzania S to NE Namibia (Caprivi region), N Botswana (Okavango Basin), C Zimbabwe, WC Mozambique, N & E South Africa (locally Limpopo S to KwaZulu-Natal) and W Swaziland.