Family Weavers (Ploceidae)


Loango Weaver (Ploceus subpersonatus)


French: Tisserin à bec grêle German: Loangoweber Spanish: Tejedor de Loango

Hyphantornis subpersonata


, 1876,

Chinchoxo, Cabinda, Angola




Gabon S along narrow belt of coast to Congo#R, N Angola (Cabinda) and adjacent DRCongo.

Descriptive notes

15 cm. Male has forehead, crown, lores and cheek black, ending in sharp line behind eye, black extending as rounded bib onto breast; nape yellow-orange; mantle and back olive... read more


Song described as a quiet jumble of typical weaver notes, "chuckolo to-chuka-chuka-chuka-chuka-... read more


Swamp-forest, mangroves and savanna margins, palm savanna and clearings in secondary forest; also... read more

Food and feeding

No data; bill shape suggests predominantly insectivorous. Skulks in vegetation.


Breeding season irregular or spread along the year since nest building reported in Jul, begging immatures in Aug and Oct, and nest visit in... read more


Likely to be sedentary.

Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted range species: present in Gabon-Cabinda Coast Secondary Area. Poorly known species. Uncommon to rare; occurs in low densities throughout its small... read more

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & de Juana, E. (2020). Loango Weaver (Ploceus subpersonatus). 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 on 17 February 2020).