French: Tisserin du Katanga German: Katangaweber Spanish: Tejedor de Katanga
Sitagra velata katangae
SE DRCongo (R Luapula) and N & W sectors of NE Zambia (from L Mweru and Nkamba S to Bangweulu area).
13 cm; 16–21 g. Small weaver. Male nominate race breeding has black forehead, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat, extending to breast as a bib; crown saffron-... read more
Song an extended chatter. "Chuk" contact calls.
Wetlands and riverine vegetation with extensive reedbeds and papyrus (Cyperus papyrus);... read more
Food and feeding
No information. Diet presumably seeds, at times supplemented with insects.
Breeds Jan–Mar in DRCongo and Sept–Oct and Mar in Zambia. Presumably polygynous. In small colonies, but solitary nests also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Taxonomic status unclear, but very localized distribution and population numbers unknown. Occurs in several protected areas in Zambia.
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