French: Tisserin de Ruwet German: Ruwetweber Spanish: Tejedor de Ruwet
Other common names:
Lake Lufira Masked Weaver
Louette and Benson
Lake Lufira, DRCongo
L Tshangalele (formerly L Lufira) and Kiubo Falls#R, on R Lufira, in SE DRCongo.
13 cm; 17 g. Male breeding has black face mask covering forehead, crown, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat; large yellow patch on nape, greenish streaking on mantle... read more
Song of male a series of extended wheezing notes, some ending with rapid sequence of short "tat-tat... read more
Inhabits riverside vegetation, nesting in ambatch (Aeschynomene elaphroxylon) and acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of seeds and insects; young fed insects. No further information available.
Breeds Jan–Apr; reportedly double-brooded. Probably polygynous; neighbouring males each with several nests, but apparently not... read more
Presumed to be mainly resident, although reported as moving away from the lake after breeding.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Restricted-range species: present in Lake Lufira Secondary Area. Until rediscovery in 2009, known only from... read more
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