Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Vulnerable

Loango Weaver (Ploceus subpersonatus)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin à bec grêle German: Loangoweber Spanish: Tejedor de Loango
Taxonomy:

Hyphantornis subpersonata

Cabanis

, 1876,

Chinchoxo, Cabinda, Angola

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Gabon S along narrow belt of coast to Congo#R, N Angola (Cabinda) and adjacent DRCongo.

Descriptive notes

15 cm. Male has forehead, crown, lores and cheek black, ending in sharp line behind eye, black extending as rounded bib onto breast; nape yellow-orange; mantle and back olive... read more

Voice

Song described as a quiet jumble of typical weaver notes, "chuckolo to-chuka-chuka-chuka-chuka-... read more

Habitat

Swamp-forest, mangroves and savanna margins, palm savanna and clearings in secondary forest; also... read more

Food and feeding

No data; bill shape suggests predominantly insectivorous. Skulks in vegetation.

Breeding

Breeding season irregular or spread along the year since nest building reported in Jul, begging immatures in Aug and Oct, and nest visit in... read more

Movements

Likely to be sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Gabon-Cabinda Coast Secondary Area. Poorly known species. Uncommon to rare; occurs in low densities throughout its small... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & de Juana, E. (2017). Loango Weaver (Ploceus subpersonatus). 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/61063 on 25 September 2017).