Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Vulnerable

Bannerman's Weaver (Ploceus bannermani)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin de Bannerman German: Hochlandweber Spanish: Tejedor de Bannerman
Taxonomy:

Ploceus bannermani

Chapin

, 1932,

Djang district, 4500 feet [c. 1370 m], Cameroon

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

E Nigeria (Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux) and W Cameroon (Bamenda Highlands, Tchabal Mbabo).

Descriptive notes

12–14 cm; 29–33 g. Adult has golden-yellow forehead and crown, greenish nape, and olive-green upperparts and tail; upperwing dull brown, olive-green edges on... read more

Voice

Song delivered by male is high-pitched, ending in drawn-out wheeze, more musical than those of many... read more

Habitat

Inhabits montane forest at 1100–2900 m; at forest edge and in clearings, including more open... read more

Food and feeding

No details of diet; presumably insects and fruit. Usually forages in pairs, sometimes in small parties.

Breeding

Breeds in Nov in Nigeria and Dec–Feb in Cameroon. Apparently monogamous. Solitary nester. Nest retort-shaped, entrance below, no... read more

Movements

No information; presumed resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Locally not uncommon within its small global range. In Nigeria occurs on Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. (2017). Bannerman's Weaver (Ploceus bannermani). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from http://www.hbw.com/node/61066 on 22 September 2017).