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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Passeriformes
Subordo: Passeri
Parvordo: Passerida
Superfamilia: Passeroidea
Familia: Ploceidae
Genus: Bubalornis
Species: B. albirostris - B. niger


Bubalornis A. Smith, 1836

Bubalornis is a genus of bird in the family Ploceidae. Established by Andrew Smith in 1836,[1] it contains the following species:[2]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
White-billed Buffalo-Weaver - Baringo - Kenya NH8O0246 (22432169758).jpg Bubalornis albirostris White-billed buffalo weaver Africa south of the Sahara Desert
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver.jpg Bubalornis niger Red-billed buffalo weaver Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The name Bubalornis is a combination of the Greek words boubalos, meaning "buffalo" and ornis, meaning "bird". The genus got its name from the buffalo weavers' habit of following herds of African Buffalo.[3]

Smith, Andrew (1856). Report of the Expedition for Exploring Central Africa from the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town, South Africa: Government Gazette Office. p. 51.
Gill, Frank; Donsker, David, eds. (2017). "Old World sparrows, snowfinches & weavers". World Bird List Version 7.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
Jobling, James A. (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Names. London, UK: Christopher Helm. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4.

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