(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Black-necked Weaver P. nigricollis) Gr. μελας melas, μελανος melanos  black; ὑφαντης huphantēs  weaver  < ὑφαινω huphainō  to weave; "35. WEAVER-BIRD.  ...  This is Melanhyphantes nigricollis (V.), Sharpe, Cat. B. xiii. p. 415.  Ploceus nigricollis, Shelley, t. c. p. 165" (Sharpe in Jameson 1890).

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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 20 January 2019).