Holub's Golden Weaver (Ploceus xanthops) - HBW 15, p. 184
French: Tisserin safran
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird preening, singing and then flying away Locality Jacana Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 5 September 2006 7 years ago 34 sec 4.4
looking around and flying Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 21 September 2010 3 years ago 15 sec 4
A bird in a bush and flying away Locality Jacana Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 5 September 2006 7 years ago 25 sec 3.8
Bird on small branch feeding Locality Xaro Lodge, Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Desmond Allen 28 August 2013 44 weeks ago 31 sec 3.4
A male on top of a tree and flying away Locality Butiaba Escarpment, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 August 2006 7 years ago 28 sec 3.3
A male in a bush Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Juan Sanabria 30 September 2005 8 years ago 14 sec 2.9
PhotosSee all 8 photos
Resting in the shade during the heat of the day.
Locality Shamvura Camp, Kavango Region, Namibia
ian wood 2 January 2012 2 years ago 4.3
A male bathing in a watering in a garden.
Locality Harare, Zimbabwe
Laurent Demongin 19 September 2004 5 years ago 4
An adult perched in reeds.
Locality Shakawe, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 16 April 2013 1 year ago 3.8
Near the campsite.
Locality n'Kwazi Lodge, Rundu, Kavango Region, Namibia
Hannes Andersson 14 November 2013 32 weeks ago 3.5
Locality Bare, East Province, Rwanda
Jason Anderson 17 October 2010 3 years ago 3.3
Bird perched in a tree in the back yard
Locality Lavington, Nairobi, Kenya
James Kashangaki 23 January 2014 13 weeks ago 3.3