Brown-capped Weaver (Ploceus insignis) - HBW 15, p. 189
French: Tisserin à cape brune
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).
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VideosSee all 7 videos
female bird searching food Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 20 September 2010 2 years ago 27 sec 4
A female in a tree, preening and foraging Locality Sebitoli, Kibale National Park, Uganda (ssp insignis)
Josep del Hoyo 3 September 2006 6 years ago 29 sec 3.9
A female foraging in a tree Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (ssp insignis)
Josep del Hoyo 8 September 2006 6 years ago 9 sec 3.8
looking around Locality Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 22 September 2010 2 years ago 13 sec 3.7
A pair near a nest Locality Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 11 March 2013 30 weeks ago 32 sec 3.5
A female on a branch, and then on the ground Locality Bioko (ssp unicus)
Ramón Antor 1986 10 years ago 17 sec 3.5
Creeping along a branch.
Locality Castle Forest Lodge, Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 28 August 2012 46 weeks ago 3.8
A bird foraging on a branch
Locality Lake Awing, Bafut-Nguemba Forest Reserve, Bamenda Highlands, Northwest Province, Cameroon
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 16 February 2012 1 year ago 3.1
Male creeping on branch in 'woodpecker'-like fashion.
Locality Buhoma, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda
Tom Tarrant 8 January 2006 3 years ago 1.5
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