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Lufira Masked Weaver

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Alternative names: Ruwet's Masked Weaver; Lake Lufira Masked-Weaver; Lake Lufira Weaver

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Ploceus ruweti

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[edit] Identification

Breeding male: A masked weaver; the mask extends to the crown, but the nape and back are yellow; underparts orange-chestnut. Eye dark red.

[edit] Distribution

Restricted to Lake Lufira in the southern Democratic Republic of Congo.

[edit] Taxonomy

Monotypic.

[edit] Habitat

Reedbeds bordering Lake Lufira.

[edit] Status

Classified as Data Deficient in the 2008 IUCN Red List.1 Type specimen collected in 1960; otherwise unknown to science until "rediscovered" in 2009.2

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. BirdLife International. 2008. Species factsheet: Ploceus ruweti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 8/11/2008.
  2. Louette, M and M Hasson. 2009. Rediscovery of the Lake Lufira Weaver Ploceus ruweti. Bull. Afr. Bird Club 16 (2) 160-173. Available at http://www.bakasbl.org/news/doc/131.pdf.

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