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The Rufous-tailed Weaver is a species of songbird found in East Africa. Despite its name, it is placed in the sparrow family .

It is a quite unusual sparrow species, and was included in the weaver family by many authors even after the other Old World sparrows were separated from the weavers proper, hence its common name. Due to its distant position among the Old World sparrows, it is placed in the monotypic genus ''Histurgops''.

It is an endemic breeder in Tanzania, but vagrants.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2014. Captured Sep 3, 2013 13:04.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO1000
  • 400mm