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The weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. They are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season. There are 116 species worldwide and the 22 species below occur in Namibia. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger Scaly Weaver Sporopipes squamifrons White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali Social Weaver Philetairus socius Lesser Masked-Weaver Ploceus intermedius Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis Holub's Golden-Weaver Ploceus xanthops Southern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus Bar-winged Weaver Ploceus angolensis Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps Cardinal Quelea Q... read more  Read More