Bocage's weaver

The Bocage's weaver (Ploceus temporalis) is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. It is found in riparian zones of Angola, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo and northwestern Zambia.

Bocage's weaver
Illustration by Henrik Grönvold
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
P. temporalis
Binomial name
Ploceus temporalis
  • Xanthophilus temporalis Bocage, 1880
  • Heterhyphantes temporalis Sharpe, 1890
  • Othyphantes temporalis Shelley, 1896

The common name and Latin binomial commemorate the Portuguese naturalist José Vicente Barbosa du Bocage, who described the species in 1880.[2]


  1. BirdLife International (2012). "Ploceus temporalis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 57–58.

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