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Bertram's Weaver - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Bertrand's Weaver.

Ploceus bertrandi

Identification

Length 15 cm.

Adult male: Similar to Lesser Masked-Weaver, but is larger, with an orange-chestnut crown and black nape. The eyes are pale.

Adult female: Similar to the male, but with a black crown.

Distribution

Highlands of Malawi, northern Mozambique, Tanzania, and eastern Zambia.

Taxonomy

Monotypic[1].

Habitat

Edge of montane forest, and adjacent scrub.

Behaviour

Diet

Forages in lower- and mid-strautum. The diet includes seeds.

Breeding

The nest is woven from grass and plant materials.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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