These are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills, most of which are from Sub-Saharan Africa
, with fewer species in tropical Asia
. A few species have been introduced
outside their native range. The weaver group is divided into the buffalo, sparrow, typical, and widow weavers. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season.
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