(syn. Ploceus Ϯ Southern Brown-throated Weaver P. xanthopterus) Gr. ξανθος xanthos yellow; Mod. L. plectes weaver < Gr. πλεκω plekō to plait; "XANTHOPLECTES subg. nov., type Hyphantornis xanthopterus Finsch and Hartlaub, characterised by its more arched and attenuated bill, which is about four-fifths of the length of the tarsus and about two-thirds of the length of the outermost primary; the tail is between two-thirds and three-fourths of the length of the wing, the outermost primary about half the length of the second, and the toes are long in proportion to the length of the tarsus. In colour the species found within our limits are very bright yellow all over in the males in breeding plumage, except that the upper part of the throat is chestnut and the primaries are partly brown." (A. Roberts 1922).