Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Least Concern

Cinnamon Weaver (Ploceus badius)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin cannelle German: Schulterfleckenweber Spanish: Tejedor canela
Taxonomy:

Hyphantornis badius

Cassin

, 1850,

Fazogli, Sudan

.

Has hybridized with P. taeniopterus in Sudan#R#R. Birds from S of range sometimes separated as race axillaris (described from Shambe district of White Nile). Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & SE Sudan and South Sudan (on Nile floodplain).

Descriptive notes

14 cm; male 18·5–28 g, female 16–24 g. Male breeding has forehead and crown, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black, extending as bib onto breast... read more

Voice

Vocalizations recently described; repertoire of male similar to that of male P. ... read more

Habitat

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.

Breeding

Breeds Sept–Oct. Possibly monogamous. Colonial. Nest roughly globular, with entrance at one side near top, closely woven from grass... read more

Movements

Nomadic, returning seasonally to breeding areas.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common to abundant. Occurs in some protected areas, although heavy hunting pressure reported in Bandingilo National Park.

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Cinnamon Weaver (Ploceus badius). 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/61030 on 25 February 2020).