Black-necked Weaver (Ploceus nigricollis) - HBW 15, p. 182
French: Tisserin à cou noir
Spanish: Tejedor Cuellinegro
Other common names: Spectacled Weaver(!); Swainson's Weaver (brachypterus)
Taxonomy: Malimbus nigricollis Vieillot, 1805, Malembo, Angola.
Often grouped with P. ocularis and P. melanogaster in a "spectacled weaver" superspecies. Nominate race intergrades with brachypterus in Cameroon. Birds from Bioko I described as additional race (po) on basis of longer and heavier bill; possibly worthy of recognition, but further study required. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- brachypterus Swainson, 1837 - Gambia and S Senegal E to Cameroon, also Bioko I (Fernando Póo).
- nigricollis ( Vieillot, 1805) - Cameroon E to S Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya and NW Tanzania, and S to Angola and S DRCongo.
- melanoxanthus ( Cabanis, 1878) - S Ethiopia, S Somalia, C & E Kenya and NE Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 16 videos
A bird perched. Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp brachypterus)
Yoel Jimenez 29 October 2014 9 weeks ago 27 sec 4.9
A female feeding on a pin tree Locality Kere Island, Bijagós (Bissagos) Islands, Guinea-Bissau
ANTHONY VILLAUME 27 November 2014 15 weeks ago 24 sec 4.3
Male feeding what seems a Young female. Locality Kere Island, Bijagós (Bissagos) Islands, Guinea-Bissau (ssp brachypterus)
ANTHONY VILLAUME 20 November 2014 15 weeks ago 24 sec 4
female bird drinking Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp brachypterus)
Daniêl Jimenez 1 January 2012 3 years ago 16 sec 4
A male bathing in a small puddle of water, next to a pair of Common Bulbuls. Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp brachypterus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 November 2008 5 years ago 21 sec 4
A female on a stick, assesing the situation before coming down to bathe in a small puddle of water. Next to it are an Orange-che Locality Abuko Nature Reserve, Abuko, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp brachypterus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 November 2008 5 years ago 25 sec 4
PhotosSee all 18 photos
A female adult on a plant
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp brachypterus)
Frederic Pelsy 11 April 2012 1 year ago 4.5
A breeding female at Balaba camp.
Locality Gunjur, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp brachypterus)
M P Goodey 1 October 2007 3 years ago 4.4
Male. Nest building.
Locality Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Piotr Jonczyk 23 September 2011 3 years ago 4.4
A male perched.
Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Tadeusz Rosinski 27 February 2011 2 years ago 4.3
Large groups of these birds breeding
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Stan Mansfield 4 April 2011 3 years ago 4.2
A bird perched on an acacia branch.
Pete Morris 1 March 2006 23 weeks ago 4