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Baglafecht Weaver - BirdForum Opus

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

Identification

15 cm (6 in)
Male:

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

Female:

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

Distribution

Africa:
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

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

Taxonomy

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:

Habitat

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

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

Behaviour

Diet

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

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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Kenya Birds

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