Weavers (Ploceidae)

Black-breasted Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis) - HBW 15, p. 169

French: Tisserin du Bengale German: Bengalenweber Spanish: Tejedor Bengalí
Other common names: Black-throated Weaver (Bird), Bengal Weaver

Taxonomy: Loxia benghalensis Linnaeus, 1758, Bengal.

Distribution: NE & SE Pakistan (in Indus floodplain), N India (mainly in Ganges floodplain from Punjab E to West Bengal and Assam) and scattered records in peninsula (S to Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka), also S Nepal and Bangladesh.