French: Anaplecte à ailes rouges German: Schwarzwangenweber Spanish: Tejedor cabecirrojo norteño
J. W. von Müller
Senegambia, N Guinea, SW Mali, S Burkina Faso and N Ghana E to N Nigeria, N Cameroon, S Chad, N Central African Republic, W & S Sudan, C Eritrea, Ethiopia and NW Somalia, also South Sudan, NE DRCongo, Uganda, W Kenya and Tanzania S to N Zambia#R and N Malawi#R.
12–15 cm; 22 g (one male). Adult male has lores, cheeks, ear-coverts and chin black (forming mask around eye), mantle to scapulars and uppertail-coverts brownish grey,... read more
Not known to differ from vocalizations of formerly conspecific A. rubriceps. Song... read more
Found in range of more or less wooded habitats from dry forests (in Senegal) to small forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily insects; some plant material taken, including acacia seeds, Premna fruit, and fruit of the mistletoe ... read more
Breeds Dec–Mar in Ghana (also Oct) and Togo, Nov–May in Nigeria, Feb–May, Oct and Dec in Ethiopia (and males seen in... read more
Mainly resident; some local wandering, moving away from nesting areas after breeding. Three old... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widely distributed and regionally common. Generally uncommon to rare and local in NW of range, e.g. only very locally common in Ghana... read more
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