French: Tisserin de Bocage German: Bocageweber Spanish: Tejedor de Bocage
C & NE Angola, S DRCongo and NW Zambia.
15 cm; 34–37 g. Male breeding has golden-yellow forehead and crown, olive-green nape, upperparts and tail; upperwing olive-brown, remiges with narrow yellow edges;... read more
Song a chattering series of notes, "shreti-shreti-shreti-shret shret". Contact call "chyap".
Streamside vegetation such as rank grassland, tall forbs, bushes and trees; to 1400 m in Zambia.
Food and feeding
Insects; beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera) recorded in stomach contents. Spiders (Araneae) in... read more
Breeds in May, Aug and Oct in Angola Aug–Oct in Zambia. Probably polygynous. Colonial; more than 30 nests at one site and up to 20 in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known; considered uncommon within limited known range. Very local; range highly fragmented.
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