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que·le·a

 (kwē′lē-ə)
n.
Any of several African weaverbirds of the genus Quelea, especially Q. quelea, a small red-billed bird that is destructive to grain crops.

[New Latin Quelea, genus name, perhaps alteration of Medieval Latin qualea, quail, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *coacula, of imitative origin.]

quelea

(ˈkwiːlɪə)
n
(Animals) an East African weaverbird
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The Spectacled Weaver is a species of Southern African bird in the Ploceidae family which includes birds such as Weavers, Queleas, Widowbirds.