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Photo by MURAMURA
Masindi, Uganda, August 2006
Ploceus castanops

Identification

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: found only in eastern DRC
Eastern Africa: western Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and north-western Tanzania.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Adult Female
Photo by Valéry Schollaert
Lukuba Island Lodge, Lake Victoria, Tanzania, September 2010

The Victoria Masked Weaver was described as Ploceus victoriae, but is now considered to be a hybrid (either Ploceus castanops x P. melanocephalus fischeri or P. castanops x P. jacksoni).

Habitat

Swamps and rivers with papyrus and reedbeds, thickets, woodlands and grasslands

Behaviour

Breeds in colonies in papyrus, reeds or trees over deep water.

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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