Weavers (Ploceidae)

Brown-capped Weaver (Ploceus insignis) - HBW 15, p. 189

French: Tisserin à cape brune German: Braunkappenweber Spanish: Tejedor Insigne

Taxonomy: Sycobrotus insignis Sharpe, 1891, Mount Elgon, Uganda.
Birds from Bioko I described as race unicus, but appear inseparable from those on mainland; similarly, proposed differences between W African and E African populations not supported in examination of museum material. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: SE Nigeria, SW Cameroon, Bioko I (Fernando Póo), SW Central African Republic and SW highlands of PRCongo; S Sudan (Imatong Mts and Dongatona Mts), E DRCongo, W Rwanda, W Burundi, SW & E Uganda, W Kenya and N & W Tanzania; W Angola (Gabela, in Cuanza Sul).

  •      No sound recordings available yet