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Alternative name: Grey-capped Social-Weaver

Photo by Westmidstraveller
Masai Mara, Kenya, October 2009
Pseudonigrita arnaudi


Length 10-12 cm (4-4¾ in)

  • Small, plain brown,
  • Pale grey crown
  • White tip to tail


Africa: found in southern Sudan, southern Ethiopia, northern Uganda, northern and western Kenya and north-central Tanzania.



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. a. arnaudi:
  • P. a. dorsalis:


Dry acacia bush, scrub, croplands.



Their varied diet consists of grass seeds and insects, including grasshoppers, beetles, termites and caterpillars.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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