(syn. Foudia Ϯ Rodrigues Fody F. flavicans) Gr. νησος nēsos  island (= Rodrigues); ὑφαντης huphantēs  weaver  < ὑφαινω huphainō  to weave; "Genus XVII. NESHYPHANTES.  Neshyphantes, gen. nov. . . .Type. N. flavicans." (Shelley 1896).  Var. Nesyphantes.

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 13 December 2018).