French: Tisserin de Burnier German: Kilomberoweber Spanish: Tejedor de Kilombero
N. E. Baker and E. M. Baker, 1990,
Kilombero River, Tanzania.
SC Tanzania (R Kilombero floodplain).
13 cm; male 17–21 g, female 14–17 g. Male breeding has yellow head, washed tawny-orange on forehead and crown, lores, cheek, chin and throat black with chestnut-... read more
Song reported as rambling, including chips and squeaks. Contact call "chuk", harsher in alarm.
Seasonally flooded grasslands in river floodplain, below 300 m; occurs in extensive riverside... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds recorded in stomach contents; dried fish and domestic refuse also taken. Forages in groups; seen to feed on the ground before... read more
Breeds Dec–Feb. Probably polygynous. Colonial, with up to 30 nests together, but solitary nests also noted. Nest oval, with downward-... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Kilombero Floodplain Secondary Area. Locally common. Has very small global range, limited to area of less than 1500 km2 in... read more
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