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Sociable Weaver

Philetairus socius (Latham, 1790)

The Sociable Weaver or Social Weaver (Philetairus socius) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family endemic to Southern Africa. It is monotypic within the genus Philetairus. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. but their range is centred around Northern Cape Province and southern Namibia. They build large compound community nests, a rarity among birds. These nests are perhaps the most spectacular structure built by any bird. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Ploceidae
Genus:
  Philetairus

Scientific:
  Philetairus socius

Citation:
  (Latham, 1790)

Reference:
  IndexOrn. 1 p.381

Protonym:
  Loxia socia

Avibase ID:
  7799DC8B0CEAA782

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/7799DC8B

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 562003

Geographic range:

  • Philetairus socius: Namibia and Botswana to n South Africa
English:
Sociable Weaver
Czech:
snovač pospolitý
German:
Siedelweber
Danish:
Republikaner
Spanish:
Tejedor Republicano
Finnish:
tasavaltalainen
French:
Républicain social
Icelandic:
Félagsvefari
Italian:
Tessitore sociale
Japanese:
shakaihataori
Japanese:
シャカイハタオリ
Dutch:
Republikeinwever
Norwegian:
Blokkvever
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blokkvevar
Polish:
tkacz
Portuguese:
Tecelão-sociável
Russian:
Обыкновенный Африканский общественный ткач
Slovak:
družník vrabcovitý
Swedish:
kolonivävare
Ukrainian:
Магалі-снувальник
Chinese:
群织雀


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Sociable Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Sociable Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Sociable Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Sociable Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Républicain social ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Républicain social ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Social Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Social Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Social Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Social Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Philetairus socius [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Philetairus socius [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Philetairus socius [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Sociable Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Sociable Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Social Weaver ( Philetairus socius) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Philetairus socius [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Philetairus socius [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Versamelvoël, Versamelvoël (Familievoël)
Catalan: teixidor republicà social
Czech: snovač pospolitý, Vrabec pospolitý
Danish: Republikaner
German: Siedelweber
English: Common Social Weaver, Common Social-Weaver, Sociable Weaver, Social Weaver
English (IOC): Sociable Weaver
English (South Africa): Sociable Weaver
Spanish: Tejedor Republicano, Tejedor Sociable
Spanish (Spain): Tejedor Republicano
Spanish (HBW): Social Weaver
Estonian: ühis-kangurlind
Finnish: Tasavaltalainen
French: Moineau-tisserin social, Républicain social
Hungarian: telepes veréb
Icelandic: Félagsvefari
Italian: Passero repubblicano, Tessitore sociale
Japanese: shakaihataori, shakaihataoridori
Japanese: シャカイハタオリ, シャカイハタオリドリ
Scientific: Loxia socia, Philetairus socius, Philetairus socius eremnus, Philetairus socius geminus, Philetairus socius socius
Lithuanian: Bendruomeninis audėjas
Dutch: Republikeinwever
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blokkvevar
Norwegian: Blokkvever
Sotho, Northern: Thantlagane
Polish: tkacz, Tkacz towarzyski
Portuguese: Tecelão-sociável
Russian: Обыкновенный Африканский общественный ткач, Обыкновенный общественный ткач
Slovak: družník vrabcovitý
Serbian: Društvena tkalja
Swedish: kolonivävare, Social vävare
Tswana: Kgwêrêrê
Ukrainian: Магалі-снувальник
Chinese: 群织雀
Chinese (Traditional): 廈鳥

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