French: Tisserin de Principé German: Prinzenweber Spanish: Tejedor de Príncipe
Other common names: Principe Weaver
Príncipe I, in Gulf of Guinea.
18 cm; c. 30 g. Male has forehead, crown and nape chestnut-brown to orange, upperparts yellowish-green, tail olive-green; upperwing dark brown, yellow margins on remiges,... read more
Song a series of introductory notes followed by drawn-out wheeze, "pzeep-pzeep-pzzzzzzzzrrrr... read more
Well-timbered areas, including natural forest, secondary forest, plantations, villages and gardens... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes seeds (stomach contents); also fruit of bananas (Musa), chilis (Capsicum) and oil palm (Elaeis... read more
Breeds May–Jun and Aug–Sept. Monogamous. Solitary, sometimes colonial; several pairs may nest in same tree, nests well spaced.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Príncipe EBA. Common to abundant; considered one of commonest birds on the island. Occurs in many degraded... read more
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