French: Tisserin de Salvadori German: Gelbrückenweber Spanish: Tejedor de Salvadori
Other common names:
S Ethiopia, extreme NE Kenya and SW Somalia.
13 cm; 18–20 g. Male breeding has blackish-brown head turning to bright maroon on nape and neck, mantle and back greenish-yellow, rump bright yellow; tail olive-green,... read more
Song described as rambling and unmusical, with squeaky, snoring and buzzing notes.
Riverine bush in Kenya and Somalia; in Ethiopia savanna, even in semi-desert areas, and Acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Diet seeds, probably also insects. Generally in pairs and small groups.
Breeds in Mar in Ethiopia. Probably polygynous. Colonial, nesting in small groups in trees or reeds. Nest oval, with virtually no entrance... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Jubba and Shabeelle Valleys EBA. Locally common; uncommon in Somalia. No known breeding records for Kenya or... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!