French: Tisserin cannelle German: Schulterfleckenweber Spanish: Tejedor canela
C & SE Sudan and South Sudan (on Nile floodplain).
14 cm. Male breeding has forehead and crown, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black, extending as bib onto breast; nape and upperparts dark chestnut-brown, tail... read more
Vocalizations undescribed; reputedly noisy.
Tall grassland near rivers, with some bushes and scattered trees.
Food and feeding
Diet seeds; no details recorded. Gregarious, in small flocks in non-breeding season; roosts communally in tall trees with dense foliage.
Breeds Sept–Oct. Possibly monogamous. Colonial. Nest roughly globular, with entrance at one side near top, closely woven from grass... read more
Nomadic, returning seasonally to breeding areas.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant. Occurs in some protected areas, although heavy hunting pressure reported in Bandingilo National Park.
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