Entry from British & World English dictionary
A large thickset African weaver bird that is either all black or has a white head and red rump.
- Genera Bubalornis and Dinemellia, family Ploceidae: three species.
- Most birds don't have penises, but the male red-billed buffalo weaver has evolved a false penis to give him an edge in dealing with the famously promiscuous females of his species.
- Commonly seen birds are African skimmers, goshawks, red and yellow bishops, palm nut vultures and the white-headed buffalo weavers.
- The weavers belong to a family whose scientific name is the Plocidae and which, besides the true weavers, includes the parasitic widow birds or whydahs, the sparrows and the buffalo weavers.
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