Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Endangered

Bates's Weaver (Ploceus batesi)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin de Bates German: Braunwangenweber Spanish: Tejedor de Bates
Taxonomy:

Othyphantes batesi

Sharpe

, 1908,

Dja River, Cameroon

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW & S Cameroon (from Limbe E to Moloundou).

Descriptive notes

13–14 cm. Male has most of head bright chestnut-brown, lores black; sharp line of yellow-fringed feathers on nape (narrow hindcollar); olive-green lower nape,... read more

Voice

No published information; appears to be usually silent.

Habitat

Lowland rainforest; recorded up to 900 m.

Food and feeding

Insects recorded. Forages singly, in pairs, and once in mixed-species flock of insectivorous birds. Moves in zigzag manner on tree trunks;... read more

Breeding

Juvenile in Mar. No other information.

Movements

No information; presumed resident.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Cameroon and Gabon Lowlands EBA. Rare. Estimated global population fewer than 1000 individuals; probably declining owing to... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Sharpe, C.J. (2017). Bates's Weaver (Ploceus batesi). 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/61067 on 22 September 2017).