Village Weaver

Ploceus cucullatus - Tisserin gendarme

Tisserin gendarme
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Plocéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Ploceus

  • Species
    :

    cucullatus

Descriptor

Statius Müller, PL, 1776

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 17 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 26 à 45 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.

Subspecific information 8 Subspecies

  • Ploceus cucullatus cucullatus (Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to s Chad and Cameroon, Bioko I.)
  • Ploceus cucullatus abyssinicus (n Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia)
  • Ploceus cucullatus bohndorffi (s Sudan, n DRCongo, Uganda, w Kenya and nw Tanzania)
  • Ploceus cucullatus frobenii (s and se DRCongo)
  • Ploceus cucullatus collaris (Gabon, w DRCongo and Angola)
  • Ploceus cucullatus graueri (e DRCongo, Rwanda and w Tanzania)
  • Ploceus cucullatus nigriceps (s Somalia and e Kenya through e and s Tanzania to se DRCongo, s Angola and ne Namibia, w Zimbabwe, e Zambia and c Mozambique)
  • Ploceus cucullatus spilonotus (se Botswana, e South Africa and s Mozambique)

Foreign names

  • Tisserin gendarme,
  • Tejedor común,
  • Tecelão-malhado,
  • Dorfweber,
  • málinkó-szövőmadár,
  • Grote Textorwever,
  • Tessitore dei villaggi,
  • Byvävare,
  • Landsbyvever,
  • pletiarka dedinská,
  • snovač zahradní,
  • Stor Maskevæver,
  • kyläkutoja,
  • Bontrugwewer,
  • teixidor urbà,
  • Uxavefari,
  • wikłacz zmienny,
  • vaški tkalec,
  • Большой масковый ткач,
  • ズグロウロコハタオリ,
  • 黑头织巢鸟,
  • 黑頭群棲織布鳥,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland ; Savanna : Dry ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Plantations, Rural Gardens

Geographic range

Illustration

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Sources of information

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