French: Tisserin de Reichard German: Reichardweber Spanish: Tejedor de Reichard
Other common names:
Tanganyika Masked Weaver
Karema, east shore of Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania
Local in W Tanzania and extreme NE Zambia.
14 cm. Male breeding has black forehead, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat, black extending to a point on breast; crown dark chestnut-brown to behind eye, hindcrown... read more
Song described as unmusical mixture of chattering and chirps with occasional trill. Also "... read more
Swamps with papyrus (Cyperus papyrus), bulrushes (Typha) and Phragmites... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly grass seeds. Forages in woodland with termitaria; presumably takes termites (Isoptera).
Breeds in Apr in Tanzania; probably Dec in Zambia. Probably polygynous. Males territorial, in colonies with up to 150 nests. Nest retort-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in South-west Tanzanian Swamps Secondary Area. Very poorly known species, with apparently limited distribution.... read more
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