(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Cape Weaver P. capensis) Gr. ευ eu  fine, good; genus Ploceus Cuvier 1816, weaver; "EUPLOCEUS subg. nov., type Oriolus capensis L., resembles the preceding [Xanthoplectes] in colour characters, but differs very markedly in its very long and pointed bill, which arches only very slightly on the culmen, longer than the outermost primary and often as long as the tarsus; the tail is normally less than two-thirds of the length of the wing, and the outermost primary less than a third of the length of the second primary. Two subspecies have so far been recognised, the typical one in the southern region and another over the rest of the temperate part of South Africa. "Ploceus" princeps of Princes Island would seem to belong to the same subgenus, though I have not had a specimen for comparison." (A. Roberts 1922).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 January 2019).