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
2019-08-08 07:23Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater44
2019-08-16 06:28Lake Manyara NP--Maramboi Tented Camp3
2019-08-16 09:48Tarangire NP--Entrance Gate2