Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Endangered

Clarke's Weaver (Ploceus golandi)


Taxonomy

French: Tisserin de Clarke German: Golandweber Spanish: Tejedor de Clarke
Taxonomy:

Heterhyphantes golandi

S. R. Clarke

, 1913,

Mombasa, Kenya

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Monotypic.

Distribution:

Coastal SE Kenya (vicinity of Malindi).

Descriptive notes

13 cm; male 23–27 g, female 21–25 g. Male has black head to back and down to breast, rump bright olive-green with yellow feather fringes; tail dark olive-green;... read more

Voice

Song not described. Chattering and sizzling sounds, or insistent "sss sss" calls from... read more

Habitat

Coastal forest; most frequent in miombo (Brachystegia) woodland.

Food and feeding

Diet insects such as beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and scale insects (Coccoidea); also fruits of Loranthus,... read more

Breeding

No definite information until recently, being speculated that nests might be solitary, high in trees. In 2013 the first breeding colony was... read more

Movements

Presumed resident. Observed most often in Aug–Mar, with few records Dec–Feb, suggesting... read more

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in East African coastal forests EBA. Global population estimated in early 1980s at fewer than 4000 individuals, and no... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. (2020). Clarke's Weaver (Ploceus golandi). 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/61031 on 19 February 2020).