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
2021-07-06 11:29Serengeti NP--Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp1
2021-07-11 06:06Singita Sabora Tented Camp9
2021-07-06 07:00Serengeti NP--Seronera
2021-07-16 08:12Serengeti NP4
2021-07-09 08:05Serengeti NP--Lobo Hills3
2021-07-18 08:53Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater15
2021-07-17 09:42Lake Manyara--Serena Lodge1
2021-07-23 15:00Lokisale Rd.15
2021-07-23 10:02Meserani Snake Park5
2021-07-09 09:18Ahadi Lodge5