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Black-chinned Weaver - BirdForum Opus

Ploceus nigrimentus

Identification

17 cm (6¾ in)
Male

  • Yellow forehead and crown, with chestnut wash
  • Gold nape
  • Black lores , cheek, ear-coverts, chin, throat, mantle and upper back

Distribution

West Africa: found from South-eastern Gabon (Lekoni) to central Angola and adjacent Republic of the Congo.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Wooded grassland.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet appears to be grass seeds and insects.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2016)

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