French: Tisserin de Taveta German: Genickbandweber Spanish: Tejedor taveta
Other common names: Taveta Weaver
SC Kenya and NE Tanzania.
14 cm; 18–24 g. Male has forehead and most of crown yellow-orange, chestnut-orange collar on hindcrown linked to band around breast, nape golden-yellow; mantle and back... read more
Song a low-pitched twittering, "cree-er-curee-twee-twee", described as simple, harsh, and tuneless... read more
Swampy lowland areas when breeding; otherwise found in adjacent drier bush country. Below 1500 m.
Food and feeding
Seeds, including grass seeds and maize (Zea mays); also insects, including ants (Formicidae), in stomach contents. Gregarious.
Breeds Oct–May in Kenya, and Sept–Jan and Apr–May in Tanzania. Presumed polygynous. Colonial. Nest spherical or ovoid,... read more
Presumed resident, but breeding areas deserted for extended periods.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to very common. Very localized, but large numbers present at sites where it does occur.
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