Dark-backed Weaver

Ploceus bicolor - Tisserin bicolore

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Plocéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ploceus

  • Species
    :

    bicolor

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1819

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 15 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 28 à 47 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Dark-backed Weaver (Ploceus bicolor) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.

Subspecific information 7 Subspecies

  • Ploceus bicolor tephronotus (se Nigeria to w Congo, Bioko I.)
  • Ploceus bicolor amaurocephalus (n and c Angola, s DRCongo)
  • Ploceus bicolor mentalis (s Sudan, ne DRCongo, Uganda and w Kenya)
  • Ploceus bicolor kigomaensis (e Angola, n Zambia, se DRCongo and w Tanzania)
  • Ploceus bicolor kersteni (s Somalia, e Kenya and e Tanzania)
  • Ploceus bicolor stictifrons (se Tanzania, s Malawi, e Zimbabwe, Mozambique and ne South Africa)
  • Ploceus bicolor bicolor (se South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Tisserin bicolore,
  • Tejedor bicolor,
  • Tecelão-das-florestas,
  • Waldweber,
  • erdei szövőmadár,
  • Woudwever,
  • Tessitore di foresta,
  • Skogsvävare,
  • Skogvever,
  • pletiarka dvojfarebná,
  • snovač tmavohřbetý,
  • Sortrygget Skovvæver,
  • metsäkutoja,
  • Bosmusikant,
  • teixidor bicolor,
  • wikłacz dwubarwny,
  • Лесной ткач,
  • ニショクハタオリ,
  • 灰背织雀,
  • 暗背織布鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Plantations

Geographic range

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