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Baglafecht Weaver

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Male, nominate racePhoto by Mike Pennington Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 2003
Male, nominate race
Photo by Mike Pennington
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July 2003
Ploceus baglafecht


[edit] Identification

15 cm (6 in)

  • Black face patches
  • Yellow crown and upper breast
  • Yellow underparts


  • Black head
  • Bright yellow underparts
  • Dark upperparts with yellow streaks on wings

[edit] Distribution

Western Africa: Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi

FemalePhoto by mts Location: Masai Mara, Kenya, September 2008
Photo by mts
Location: Masai Mara, Kenya, September 2008

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 8 subspecies[1]:

  • P. b. neumanni :
  • P. b. baglafecht:
  • P. b. eremobius:
  • P. b. emini (budongoensis):
  • P. b. stuhlmanni:
  • P. b. sharpii:
  • Montane forests of south-western Tanzania
  • P. b. nyikae:

[edit] Habitat

Female, nominate subspeciesPhoto by volker sthamerAddis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2010
Female, nominate subspecies
Photo by volker sthamer
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2010

Cultivated areas, open woods, forest margins and in towns throughout highland areas.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, but fruit and seeds are also eaten.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Kenya Birds

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