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Little Weaver - BirdForum Opus

Ploceus luteolus
Male
Photo by perkins megan perkins
Lake Baringo, Kenya

Identification

Small (approx. 11 cm)
Breeding male has a large, black mask. Mantle streaked dusky.

Distribution

Africa:
Between 7°N and 17°N with Ethiopia, Uganda, western Kenya (west of the Rift Valley mostly north of the Equator) and north-western Tanzania at the eastern edge of its range.

Female
Photo by scottishdude
The Gambia, March 2010

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies kavirondensis is not recognised by all authorities[1].

Habitat

Acacia savanna and woodland.

Behaviour

Unlike many other Ploceus weavers it tends to be solitary although it does sometimes occur in small groups.

Breeding

Its nest is very small.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase

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