Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Least Concern

Cinnamon Weaver (Ploceus badius)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin cannelle German: Schulterfleckenweber Spanish: Tejedor canela
Taxonomy:

Hyphantornis badius

Cassin

, 1850,

Fazogli, Sudan

.

Has hybridized with P. taeniopterus in Sudan#R. Birds from S of range sometimes separated as race axillaris (described from Shambe district of White Nile). Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & SE Sudan and South Sudan (on Nile floodplain).

Descriptive notes

14 cm. Male breeding has forehead and crown, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black, extending as bib onto breast; nape and upperparts dark chestnut-brown, tail... read more

Voice

Vocalizations undescribed; reputedly noisy.

Habitat

Tall grassland near rivers, with some bushes and scattered trees.

Food and feeding

Diet seeds; no details recorded. Gregarious, in small flocks in non-breeding season; roosts communally in tall trees with dense foliage.

Breeding

Breeds Sept–Oct. Possibly monogamous. Colonial. Nest roughly globular, with entrance at one side near top, closely woven from grass... read more

Movements

Nomadic, returning seasonally to breeding areas.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant. Occurs in some protected areas, although heavy hunting pressure reported in Bandingilo National Park.

Recommended citation

Craig, A. (2017). Cinnamon Weaver (Ploceus badius). 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/61030 on 24 October 2017).