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
2020-08-09 16:35Singita Sabora Tented Camp7
2020-08-08 08:14Singita Grumeti Reserve2
2020-08-10 16:00Singita Faru Faru Lodge6
2020-07-26 08:30Tarangire NP30
2020-08-07 14:30Maasai Steppe Conservancy2