- Ploceus ocularis
Length 15-16 cm, mass 30 g. Sexually dimorphic plumage; no seasonal variation.
Brown forehead and crown with black line (spectacle) througth the eye. Upper parts olive green, and flight feathers olive brown with yellowish margins. Underparts golden-yellow, except for the black chin, throat and bib (in adult males) or chestnut-washed throat and upper chest (some females).
- P. o. ocularis:
- P. o. crocatus:
- male has a yellower head, and smaller bib than nominate race
- P. o. suahelicus:
- smaller than nominate race, male washed golden brown.
Well-wooded areas with thick cover, but avoids forest interior.
Resident in pairs with up to three young, remaining in their home range throughout the year.
Forages in foliage and bark for invertebrates, berries, fruit and nectar.
Inconspicuous, often located by the call, a loud decending tee-tee-tee-tee.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Spectacled Weaver. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 14 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Spectacled_Weaver