(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Baglafecht Weaver P. baglafecht reichenowi) Gr. ους ous, ωτος ōtos  ear; ὑφαντης huphantēs  weaver  < ὑφαινω huphainō  to weave; "Genus XIX. OTHYPHANTES.   Othyphantes, gen. nov. . . . Type  O. reichenowi.  ...  Genus XXI. OTHYPHANTES.  Very similar to Hyphantornis in structure and also in the colouring and pattern of the wings; but differing in the adults having the entire throat uniform bright yellow; females generally with more, never with less, black on the head than the males; plumage of the sexes sometimes alike, sometimes distinguished by the top of the head being black in the females and yellow, or partly so, in the males; lower back uniform brown, yellow or olive, contrasting generally very strongly with the mantle in both sexes, and in adults of both sexes the abdomen and under tail-coverts are alike, bright yellow or white." (Shelley 1896).  Var. Othyphanes, Otyphanes, Otyphantes.

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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 www.hbw.com on 9 December 2018).