The rufous-tailed weaver (Histurgops ruficaudus) is a species of songbird found in East Africa. Despite its name, it is placed in the sparrow family (Passeridae).

It is a quite unusual sparrow species, and was included in the weaver family (Ploceidae) by many authors even after the other Old World sparrows were separated from the weavers proper, hence its common name. It is placed in the monotypic genus Histurgops.

It is an endemic breeder in Tanzania, but vagrants occur in Kenya too.
Rufous-tailed Weaver
Date Location Count
2021-09-04 07:00Serengeti NP--Seronera5
2021-09-06 07:16Serengeti NP
2021-09-09 07:52Serengeti NP--Naabi Hill Gate2
2021-09-18 07:00Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Olduvai Gorge1
2021-09-02 08:00Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater6
2021-08-29 12:00Tarangire NP--Public Campsite4