Weavers (Ploceidae)

Scaly-feathered Finch (Sporopipes squamifrons) - HBW 15, p. 136

French: Sporopipe squameux German: Schnurrbartweber Spanish: Tejedorcito Escamoso
Other common names: Scaly(-feathered)/Scaly-fronted Weaver

Taxonomy: Estrelda squamifrons A. Smith, 1836, Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa.
Forms a superspecies with S. frontalis. Proposed race fuligescens (described from R Modder N of Bloemfontein, in Free State, South Africa) regarded as inseparable from individuals elsewhere in species' range. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW Angola, Namibia (except for coastal desert), extreme S Zambia, Botswana, W & C Zimbabwe, and NC & S South Africa (including isolated populations in SE Karoo).

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