Weavers (Ploceidae)

Southern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus) - HBW 15, p. 176

French: Tisserin à gorge brune German: Braunkehlweber Spanish: Tejedor Gorjipardo Sureño
Other common names: Brown-throated (Golden) Weaver

Taxonomy: Hyphantornis xanthopterus Hartlaub and Finsch, 1870, Shire Valley, Malawi.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • castaneigula ( Cabanis, 1884) - W Zambia, NE Namibia (Caprivi region), N Botswana and extreme W Zimbabwe.
  • xanthopterus (Hartlaub & Finsch, 1870) - SW Tanzania, Malawi, N & C Mozambique and extreme NE Zimbabwe.
  • marleyi ( Roberts, 1929) - S Mozambique (S of R Save) and coastal NE South Africa.