Family Weavers (Ploceidae)


Bannerman's Weaver (Ploceus bannermani)


French: Tisserin de Bannerman German: Hochlandweber Spanish: Tejedor de Bannerman

Ploceus bannermani


, 1932,

Djang district, 4500 feet [c. 1370 m], Cameroon




E Nigeria (Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux) and W Cameroon (Bamenda Highlands, Tchabal Mbabo).

Descriptive notes

12–14 cm; 29–33 g. Adult has golden-yellow forehead and crown, greenish nape, and olive-green upperparts and tail; upperwing dull brown, olive-green edges on... read more


Song delivered by male is high-pitched, ending in drawn-out wheeze, more musical than those of many... read more


Inhabits montane forest at 1100–2900 m; at forest edge and in clearings, including more open... read more

Food and feeding

No details of diet; presumably insects and fruit. Usually forages in pairs, sometimes in small parties.


Breeds in Nov in Nigeria and Dec–Feb in Cameroon. Apparently monogamous. Solitary nester. Nest retort-shaped, entrance below, no... read more


No information; presumed resident.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Locally not uncommon within its small global range. In Nigeria occurs on Obudu and Mambilla Plateaux... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. (2017). Bannerman's Weaver (Ploceus bannermani). 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 on 23 November 2017).