- Ploceus superciliosus
12 cm (4¾ in); a short-tailed weaver
- Chestnut forehead
- Golden fore-crown
- Blackish hindcrown
Across middle Africa
Western Africa: Senegambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania
Tall grassland, which is seasonally wet or flooded lowland. Also areas with scattered thickets or bushes.
Their diet consists mostly of seeds and arthropods. They possibly also eat some fruit when available.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2016)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Compact Weaver. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 23 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Compact_Weaver