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Depending on your selection, you can have a family or genus displayed.

You have a number of filter options: a. all, ticked or non-ticked (Default all); b. Geographical areas (default All) and c. checklist to be used (default as per your personal settings - Clements 6.7 for birds and GT 2.0 for non-birds). If you have modified the options, you need to click on "Set Filter" to activate.

* Column 1 gives sequence # based on the checklist that has been filtered
* Column 2 has a green tick marker if you have ticked the taxa
* Column 3 shows the IUCN codes (click on the code and you will be linked to IUCN species info site)

By clicking on on the menu line on any of these 3 columns (and column 5 and 6, see below), it will sort ascendingly or descendingly. You restore to the default sequence by clicking on column 1 until you have sequence #1 at the top.

* Column 4 has a Show/Hide marker for polytypic species (i.e. a species with multiple subspecies) - click on to show the underlying taxa; click again to hide. If you have expanded a number of polytypic species, you can hide them all by clicking on the species group itself.

* Column 5 (English name), column 6 (Scientific name) and, if you have the language option other than English, column 7 (Domestic name) are self-explanatory. The English and scientific names are from the checklist that has been filtered (in this case Clements 6.7). The domestic names come from various sources and translations.

* Column 8 has markers for species or subspecies with photos ( links to Photo Gallery) and those which lack photos ( links to Photo Upload page).

You can set the value on how many entries you want to display at a time. Also, you have a Search field with a predictive search function (starts after you have typed two letters) which is handy when browsing through big species groups like e.g. hummingbirds.

Finally, you will be redirected to the info page of the species which is highlighted in yellow by clicking on it.
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1 Baglafecht Weaver
Ploceus baglafecht
AF c, e, se
    Ploceus baglafecht baglafecht
Eritrea and Ethiopia
    Ploceus baglafecht neumanni
e Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African Republic
    Ploceus baglafecht eremobius
sw Sudan and ne DR Congo
    Ploceus baglafecht emini
se Sudan, sw Ethiopia and n Uganda
    Ploceus baglafecht reichenowi
e Uganda, Kenya and n Tanzania
    Ploceus baglafecht stuhlmanni
e DR Congo and s Uganda to w Tanzania
    Ploceus baglafecht sharpii
s and sw Tanzania
    Ploceus baglafecht nyikae
ne Zambia and n Malawi
10 Bannerman's Weaver   VU 
Ploceus bannermani
AF Nigeria, Cameroon
11 Bates's Weaver   EN 
Ploceus batesi
AF Cameroon
12 Black-chinned Weaver
Ploceus nigrimentus
AF e Gabon and the PR Congo, c Angola
13 Bertram's Weaver
Ploceus bertrandi
AF n Zambia and c Tanzania through Malawi to n Mozambique
14 Slender-billed Weaver
Ploceus pelzelni
AF c, w
    Ploceus pelzelni pelzelni
ne DR Congo and Uganda to w Kenya and w Tanzania
    Ploceus pelzelni monacha
Ivory Coast to s DR Congo, nw Zambia, nw Angola and Gabon
17 Loango Weaver   VU 
Ploceus subpersonatus
AF coastal Gabon, PRCongo and DR Congo
18 Little Weaver
Ploceus luteolus
AF w,c, e
    Ploceus luteolus luteolus
Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to Eritrea, Ethiopia and n Kenya
    Ploceus luteolus kavirondensis
Uganda, w Kenya and nw Tanzania
21 Spectacled Weaver
Ploceus ocularis
AF c, e, se
    Ploceus ocularis crocatus
se Nigeria and Cameroon to sw Ethiopia, w Kenya, nw Tanzania, Angola, n Namibia and nw Botswana
    Ploceus ocularis suahelicus
e Kenya to Mozambique
    Ploceus ocularis ocularis
extreme s Mozambique and ne, e South Africa
25 Black-necked Weaver
Ploceus nigricollis
AF w, c, e
    Ploceus nigricollis brachypterus
Senegal and Gambia to w Cameroon
    Ploceus nigricollis nigricollis
e Cameroon to s Sudan, w Kenya, nw Tanzania, s DR Congo and Angola
    Ploceus nigricollis po
Bioko I.
    Ploceus nigricollis melanoxanthus
s Ethiopia and s Somalia to c and e Kenya and ne Tanzania
30 Strange Weaver
Ploceus alienus
AF sw Uganda, e DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi
31 Black-billed Weaver
Ploceus melanogaster
AF c
    Ploceus melanogaster melanogaster
se Nigeria and sw Cameroon, Bioko I.
    Ploceus melanogaster stephanophorus
s Sudan and e DR Congo to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Kenya
34 Cape Weaver
Ploceus capensis
AF South Africa
35 Bocage's Weaver
Ploceus temporalis
AF Angola, s DR Congo and n Zambia
36 Eastern Golden Weaver
Ploceus subaureus
AF e, se
    Ploceus subaureus aureoflavus
Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and n Mozambique
    Ploceus subaureus subaureus
s Mozambique and e South Africa
39 Holub's Golden Weaver
Ploceus xanthops
AF Gabon to Uganda and Kenya south to n Namibia, n Botswana and e South Africa
40 Orange Weaver
Ploceus aurantius
AF w, c
    Ploceus aurantius aurantius
Sierra Leone to Angola
    Ploceus aurantius rex
Uganda, w Kenya and nw Tanzania
43 Heuglin's Masked Weaver
Ploceus heuglini
AF Senegal and Gambia. Mali to the Ivory Coast and east to Uganda and w Kenya
44 Golden Palm Weaver
Ploceus bojeri
AF e
45 Taveta Weaver
Ploceus castaneiceps
AF Kenya, Tanzania
46 Principe Weaver
Ploceus princeps
AF Príncipe
47 Northern Brown-throated Weaver
Ploceus castanops
AF Uganda and e DR Congo to w Kenya and n Tanzania
48 Southern Brown-throated Weaver
Ploceus xanthopterus
AF s
    Ploceus xanthopterus castaneigula
w Zambia, ne Namibia, n Botswana and w Zimbabwe
    Ploceus xanthopterus marleyi
s Mozambique to ne South Africa
    Ploceus xanthopterus xanthopterus
sw Tanzania and Malawi to ne Zimbabwe and n and c Mozambique
52 Kilombero Weaver   VU 
Ploceus burnieri
AF Tanzania
53 Rüppell's Weaver
Ploceus galbula
AF Sudan to Somalia and extreme n Kenya. also sw Arabian Peninsula
54 Northern Masked Weaver
Ploceus taeniopterus
AF ec
    Ploceus taeniopterus furensis
w Sudan
    Ploceus taeniopterus taeniopterus
c and s Sudan, sw Ethiopia, n Uganda and nw Kenya
57 Lesser Masked Weaver
Ploceus intermedius
AF e, se, s
    Ploceus intermedius intermedius
s Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia south to e DR Congo, w and c Tanzania and Kenya
    Ploceus intermedius cabanisii
Congo to sw Tanzania and south to Namibia, n Botswana, n and e South Africa and s Mozambique
    Ploceus intermedius beattyi
w Angola
61 Southern Masked Weaver
Ploceus velatus
AF s Angola to Mozambique and south to s and e South Africa. also São Tomé.
62 Katanga Masked Weaver
Ploceus katangae
AF sc
    Ploceus katangae upembae
se DR Congo
    Ploceus katangae katangae
extreme se DR Congo and n Zambia
65 Lufira Masked Weaver
Ploceus ruweti
AF DR Congo
66 Tanzanian Masked Weaver
Ploceus reichardi
AF Tanzania, ne Zambia
67 Vitelline Masked Weaver
Ploceus vitellinus
AF w, c, e
    Ploceus vitellinus vitellinus
Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to sw Sudan
    Ploceus vitellinus uluensis
se Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia to c Tanzania
70 Speke's Weaver
Ploceus spekei
AF Ethiopia and Somalia to n Tanzania
71 Fox's Weaver   NT 
Ploceus spekeoides
AF Uganda
72 Village Weaver
Ploceus cucullatus
AF widespread
    Ploceus cucullatus cucullatus
Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to s Chad and Cameroon, Bioko I.
    Ploceus cucullatus abyssinicus
n Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia
    Ploceus cucullatus bohndorffi
s Sudan, n DR Congo, Uganda, w Kenya and nw Tanzania
    Ploceus cucullatus frobenii
s and se DR Congo
    Ploceus cucullatus collaris
Gabon, w DR Congo and Angola
    Ploceus cucullatus graueri
e DR Congo, Rwanda and w Tanzania
    Ploceus cucullatus nigriceps
s Somalia and e Kenya through e and s Tanzania to se DR Congo, s Angola and ne Namibia, w Zimbabwe, e Zambia and c Mozamb
    Ploceus cucullatus spilonotus
se Botswana, e South Africa and s Mozambique
81 Giant Weaver
Ploceus grandis
AF São Tomé
82 Vieillot's Black Weaver
Ploceus nigerrimus
AF w, c
    Ploceus nigerrimus castaneofuscus
Sierra Leone to s Nigeria
    Ploceus nigerrimus nigerrimus
se Nigeria to s Sudan, Uganda, w Kenya, w Tanzania, s DR Congo and Angola
85 Weyns's Weaver
Ploceus weynsi
AF Uganda and e DR Congo
86 Clarke's Weaver   EN 
Ploceus golandi
AF Kenya
87 Juba Weaver
Ploceus dichrocephalus
AF c Ethiopia, extreme n Kenya and s Somalia
88 Black-headed Weaver
Ploceus melanocephalus
AF w, c, ec
    Ploceus melanocephalus melanocephalus
Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali and Niger
    Ploceus melanocephalus capitalis
Guinea Bissau to Nigeria, n Cameroon, sw Chad and n Central African Republic
    Ploceus melanocephalus duboisi
e Congo, s Central African Republic and sw Sudan to n Zambia
    Ploceus melanocephalus dimidiatus
ne Sudan and w Eritrea
    Ploceus melanocephalus fischeri
e DR Congo, Uganda, w Kenya, nw Tanzania and n Zambia
94 Golden-backed Weaver
Ploceus jacksoni
AF s South Sudan to Tanzania
95 Cinnamon Weaver
Ploceus badius
AF Sudan and South Sudan
    Ploceus badius badius
e Sudan
    Ploceus badius axillaris
South Sudan
98 Chestnut Weaver
Ploceus rubiginosus
AF e, sw
    Ploceus rubiginosus rubiginosus
se Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia to c Tanzania
    Ploceus rubiginosus trothae
sw Angola, n Namibia and nw Botswana
101 Golden-naped Weaver   EN 
Ploceus aureonucha
AF DR Congo
102 Yellow-mantled Weaver
Ploceus tricolor
AF w, c
    Ploceus tricolor tricolor
Sierra Leone and Guinea to Cameroon and sw Central African Republic south to extreme w DR Congo
    Ploceus tricolor interscapularis
s Uganda through DR Congo, nw Angola
105 Maxwell's Black Weaver
Ploceus albinucha
AF w, c
    Ploceus albinucha albinucha
Sierra Leone to Ghana
    Ploceus albinucha maxwelli
Bioko I.
    Ploceus albinucha holomelas
Nigeria to ne DR Congo, Uganda and Gabon
109 Nelicourvi Weaver
Ploceus nelicourvi
AF Madagascar
110 Sakalava Weaver
Ploceus sakalava
AF Madagascar
    Ploceus sakalava sakalava
n and w Madagascar
    Ploceus sakalava minor
sw and s Madagascar
113 Asian Golden Weaver   NT 
Ploceus hypoxanthus
OR Myanmar to Java
    Ploceus hypoxanthus chryseus
c Myanmar to s Indochina
    Ploceus hypoxanthus hypoxanthus
Sumatra and Java
116 Compact Weaver
Ploceus superciliosus
AF Senegal to Liberia, east to Ethiopia and south to Angola and s DR Congo
117 Black-breasted Weaver
Ploceus benghalensis
OR Pakistan to sc China
118 Streaked Weaver
Ploceus manyar
OR widespread
    Ploceus manyar flaviceps
Pakistan, India (except ne), Sri Lanka and se Nepal
    Ploceus manyar peguensis
Bhutan, ne India and Bangladesh to n Laos
    Ploceus manyar williamsoni
Thailand, Cambodia and s Vietnam
    Ploceus manyar manyar
Java and Bali
123 Baya Weaver
Ploceus philippinus
OR widespread
    Ploceus philippinus philippinus
Pakistan, India (except sw and ne), Sri Lanka and s Nepal
    Ploceus philippinus travancoreensis
sw India
    Ploceus philippinus burmanicus
Bhutan, ne India and Bangladesh through Myanmar to sw China
    Ploceus philippinus angelorum
Thailand and s Laos
    Ploceus philippinus infortunatus
s Vietnam, Malay Pen., Borneo and Sumatra, Java and Bali
129 Finn's Weaver   VU 
Ploceus megarhynchus
OR n India, Nepal, s Bhutan
    Ploceus megarhynchus megarhynchus
wc Himalayas
    Ploceus megarhynchus salimalii
ne India and s Bhutan
132 Dark-backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor
AF widespread
    Ploceus bicolor tephronotus
se Nigeria to w Congo, Bioko I.
    Ploceus bicolor amaurocephalus
n and c Angola, s DR Congo
    Ploceus bicolor mentalis
s Sudan, ne DR Congo, Uganda and w Kenya
    Ploceus bicolor kigomaensis
e Angola, n Zambia, se DR Congo and w Tanzania
    Ploceus bicolor kersteni
s Somalia, e Kenya and e Tanzania
    Ploceus bicolor stictifrons
se Tanzania, s Malawi, e Zimbabwe, Mozambique and ne South Africa
    Ploceus bicolor bicolor
se South Africa
140 Preuss's Weaver
Ploceus preussi
AF Guinea to Ghana, Cameroon to Gabon, e DR Congo
141 Yellow-capped Weaver
Ploceus dorsomaculatus
AF Cameroon to Central African Republic, Gabon and PRCongo. e DR Congo
142 Olive-headed Weaver   NT 
Ploceus olivaceiceps
AF Tanzania, e Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique
143 Usambara Weaver   EN 
Ploceus nicolli
AF Tanzania
    Ploceus nicolli nicolli
Usambara Mts. (e Tanzania)
    Ploceus nicolli anderseni
Uluguru and Udzungwa Mts. (e Tanzania)
146 Brown-capped Weaver
Ploceus insignis
AF e Nigeria and w Cameroon. w Angola. s South Sudan to e DR Congoand w and n Tanzania
147 Bar-winged Weaver
Ploceus angolensis
AF Angola, s DR Congo and Zambia
148 Sao Tome Weaver
Ploceus sanctithomae
AF São Tomé
149 Yellow-legged Weaver   VU 
Ploceus flavipes
AF DR Congo

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