The southern brown-throated weaver (Ploceus xanthopterus) male nominate race breeding has golden-yellow forehead, crown, cheek and ear-coverts becoming greenish-yellow on the mantle. The breeding female has yellow underparts and brown eyes. Non-breeding females are much duller, with a horn-coloured bill, buff breast, and a white belly. It's scientific name means yellow-winged. It prefers reedbeds and tall aquatic vegetation such as papyrus and is found in central African countries.