Family Weavers (Ploceidae)

Least Concern

Red Weaver (Anaplectes jubaensis)


Taxonomy

French: Anaplecte du Juba German: Rotweber Spanish: Tejedor rojo
Taxonomy:

Anaplectes jubaensis

van Someren

, 1920,

south-west of River Jubba, north-eastern Kenya

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with A. rubriceps and A. leuconotos. Differs from both in its all-red vs grey upperparts (3); red vs greyish-white belly to undertail-coverts (3); reduced black on lores (at least 1). Monotypic.

Distribution:

S Somalia and N coastal Kenya.

Descriptive notes

12–15 cm. Adult male has head and body almost entirely bright red, with contrasting jet-black outer edges to the scapulars, forming V-shaped line, and wings and tail blackish... read more

Voice

Undescribed.

Habitat

Mainly found in moist coastal bush and woodland, especially along streams, at low elevations.

Food and feeding

Diet is undescribed. Foraging behaviour presumably similar to A. rubriceps and A. leuconotus, but also undescribed.

Breeding

Very little known. In Somalia, a pair with a nest was observed in late May and nestbuilding has been seen in Aug, but one of these... read more

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population unknown, but believed to be decreasing due to habitat degradation and loss. Overall range estimated at just 70,200 km²,... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2020). Red Weaver (Anaplectes jubaensis). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/1344109 on 26 February 2020).