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Alternative name: Vieillot's Black Weaver
Length 15-16 cm.
Adult male: A black weaver with a pale yellow eye (in eastern and central Africa). In western Africa, has a chestnut-brown back, rump and belly. Maxwell's Black Weaver has a pale grey eye, is slightly smaller, and is found in the forest canopy.
Adult female: Dark olive, streaked darker above, with pale eyes.
Ploceus nigerrimus has two subspecies:1
Forest edge, secondary growth and villages.
Their diet consists mostly of insects such as grasshoppers, flying ants, termites, caterpillars and butterflies.
They breed in colonies, often with Village Weaver.
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