French: Républicain de Cabanis German: Schwarzkappenweber Spanish: Tejedor social de Cabanis
G. A. Fischer and Reichenow
S Ethiopia and N & C Kenya S to NC Tanzania.
13 cm; 18–24 g. Small finch-like weaver with black cap and white underparts. Forehead and crown are black, ending in sharp line below eye and across nape; nape, mantle... read more
Only vocalizations reported are a mix of chirps and skirls, sounding very like calls of a sparrow... read more
Dry thornveld, generally below 1300 m. Sometimes found alongside P. arnaudi, and also with... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds and also a few insects recorded amongst stomach contents. Forages on ground.
Breeds Feb–May; also Dec–Jan and Aug–Sept in Kenya. Monogamous; thought likely to be co-operative breeder. Colonial, up... read more
Non-breeding flocks described as being nomadic.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common, but very localized in distribution. Occurs primarily in regions sparsely populated by humans. Present in Yavello Wildlife Sanctuary,... read more
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