French: Tisserin à menton noir German: Schwarzkinnweber Spanish: Tejedor gorjinegro
Galanga, Huambo, Angola
SE Gabon, SC Congo and adjacent SW DRCongo (Batéké Plateau); Angola (old records from Cuanza Sul and Huambo; recently found breeding in Lunda Norte#R).
17 cm. Male has forehead and crown yellow, washed with orange-rufous, nape golden-yellow, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black; mantle and upper back black, lower... read more
Song described as a distinctive short phrase, "whit-pu pui trrr pui". Harsh "chi-chi-cheep" and "... read more
Open savanna with bushes and trees (e.g. Hymenocardia acida) up to 8 m tall; mostly at 500... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents of museum specimens were grass seeds and insects. Noted in pairs or small groups, often in canopy of low trees.
Breeding reported as being "semi-colonial"; season not recorded. Nest similar to other Ploceus weavers, especially P... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally not uncommon. Global range relatively small, but no indication that this species is at any risk. Recent surveys in PRCongo suggest at least... read more
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