Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Least Concern

Bar-winged Weaver (Ploceus angolensis)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin malimbe German: Miomboweber Spanish: Tejedor alibarrado
Taxonomy:

Sharpia angolensis

Bocage

, 1878,

Caconda, Angola

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Previously placed in monotypic genus Notiospiza on account of singularities in morphology and plumage. Monotypic.

Distribution:

WC Angola, SE DRCongo and N Zambia.

Descriptive notes

13 cm. Small slender-billed weaver, dark above and white below, more like a flycatcher (Muscicapidae) than like a typical weaver. Male has forehead, crown and nape blackish-... read more

Voice

Song composed of several fast, tuneful notes in crescendo, leading up to loud swizzle; sometimes... read more

Habitat

Miombo (Brachystegia) woodland; also enters Cryptosepalum forest. At 100–... read more

Food and feeding

Insectivorous; stomach contents included mantid (Mantodea), beetles (Coleoptera) and chironomid larvae (Diptera). Forages in tree canopy.... read more

Breeding

Breeds Aug–Nov in Zambia. Monogamous. Solitary nester. Nest built by both members of pair, a ball of Usnea lichen with... read more

Movements

Apparently resident. In Zambia, recorded throughout year at same localities.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Poorly known species. Reported as uncommon within its relatively limited range. Occurs in some protected areas in Zambia.

Recommended citation

Craig, A. (2017). Bar-winged Weaver (Ploceus angolensis). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/61068 on 14 December 2017).