French: Tisserin des Usambara German: Usambaraweber Spanish: Tejedor de los Usambara
Ploceus (Symplectes) nicolli
W. L. Sclater
Amani, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
East and West Usambara, Uluguru and Udzungwa Mts, in E Tanzania.
14 cm; 26–33 g. Male has forehead and crown buffy brown, blending into olive on nape, which is sharply demarcated from black of mantle and back; rump feathers black... read more
Song a rhythmic series of repeated notes, rising in pitch, "swi-iri t'swi-i t'swi-i t'swi-i"; "swi-... read more
Evergreen montane forest, including forest edge and disturbed areas; occasionally in plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Insects found in stomach contents. Gleans from trees covered in epiphytes; often hangs upside-down while feeding, and may tear off pieces... read more
Nest described as resembling that of P. bicolor (made from dry tendrils and creepers), with shorter entrance tunnel and more... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Rare. Occurs at low densities in montane forests in Eastern Arc Mts of Tanzania, where it... read more
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