Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Least Concern

Black-chinned Weaver (Ploceus nigrimentus)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin à menton noir German: Schwarzkinnweber Spanish: Tejedor gorjinegro
Taxonomy:

Ploceus nigrimentus

Reichenow

, 1904,

Galanga, Huambo, Angola

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Gabon, SC Congo and adjacent SW DRCongo (Batéké Plateau); Angola (old records from Cuanza Sul and Huambo; recently found breeding in Lunda Norte#R).

Descriptive notes

17 cm. Male has forehead and crown yellow, washed with orange-rufous, nape golden-yellow, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black; mantle and upper back black, lower... read more

Voice

Song described as a distinctive short phrase, "whit-pu pui trrr pui". Harsh "chi-chi-cheep" and "... read more

Habitat

Open savanna with bushes and trees (e.g. Hymenocardia acida) up to 8 m tall; mostly at 500... read more

Food and feeding

Stomach contents of museum specimens were grass seeds and insects. Noted in pairs or small groups, often in canopy of low trees.

Breeding

Breeding reported as being "semi-colonial"; season not recorded. Nest similar to other Ploceus weavers, especially P... read more

Movements

Presumed resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally not uncommon. Global range relatively small, but no indication that this species is at any risk. Recent surveys in PRCongo suggest at least... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & de Juana, E. (2017). Black-chinned Weaver (Ploceus nigrimentus). 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/61058 on 22 September 2017).