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Golden-backed Weaver - BirdForum Opus

Photo by Steve G
Lake Baringo, Kenya, July 2011
Ploceus jacksoni

Identification

15 cm
Breeding male

  • Black head, nape and throat
  • Yellow mantle

Distribution

Female
Photo by nkgray
Soi Safari Lodge, Lake Baringo, Kenya, September 2010

Eastern Africa: found in southern South Sudan to Uganda, Burundi, Kenya and northern Tanzania

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Woodland, parks, gardens adjacent to semi-arid acacia bush. dry scrubby savanna, lake shores and parkland.

Behaviour

Diet

Not fully known, but eats seeds and thought to eat insects too.

Gallery

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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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  4. BF Member observations

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