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Bates's Weaver - BirdForum Opus

Ploceus batesi

Identification

13–14 cm

  • Chestnut brown head
  • Black lores

Distribution

Western Africa: found in lowland forests of southern Cameroon.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Lowland rain forests at heights up to 900 m.

Behaviour

Action

They climb tree trunks in a zig-zag fashion.

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of insects. They forage singly, in pairs and sometimes in mixed species flocks.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2015)
  3. Wikipedia

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