French: Tisserin à gorge noire German: Riedweber Spanish: Tejedor gorjipardo norteño
Wadelai, close to South Sudan border, north Uganda
NE DRCongo, Rwanda, N Burundi, Uganda (except E), W Kenya and NW Tanzania.
14 cm; 18–27 g. Male has forehead chestnut-brown (width of band varying individually), crown and nape golden-yellow, mantle and back olive-green with darker streaks on... read more
Song a series of high-pitched chattering and squeaky notes. Long song in territorial defence, and... read more
Waterside vegetation along lakes and rivers, particularly papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet seeds, including millet; also insects. Forages in small flocks, often with other weavers, on the ground, in vegetation and on floating... read more
Breeds in all months, with peak egg-laying Mar–May and Sept, in Uganda; in Feb–May and Jul in DRCongo. Apparently monogamous.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common.
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