French: Tisserin à dos d’or German: Jacksonweber Spanish: Tejedor de Jackson
S South Sudan, Uganda, W & S Kenya, N, C & E Tanzania and Burundi. Introduced in United Arab Emirates.
15 cm; male 22–30 g, female 19–22. Male breeding has entire head to nape and throat black, sharply demarcated from chrome-yellow mantle, becoming greenish-washed... read more
Song complex, a rambling series of high-pitched hissing notes and low snoring sounds. Short song... read more
Primarily in wetland areas, in swamps, ambatch (Aeschynomene elaphroxylon), reeds and... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds recorded; presumably also insects, as it uses prying action of bill.
Breeds Feb–Jun and Oct–Dec (peak of laying Apr–May) in Uganda, Mar–Jun in Kenya, and Sept and Nov–Jun in... read more
Presumed resident; irruptive movements reported in response to heavy rainfall. Male in Kenya... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Outside natural range, has bred in United Arab Emirates since 1992, presumably as a result of accidental escape of captives.
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