Weavers (Ploceidae)

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver (Plocepasser superciliosus) - HBW 15, p. 135

French: Mahali à calotte marron German: Kastanienscheitelweber Spanish: Tejedor-gorrión Coronicastaño
Other common names: Sparrow-Weaver

Taxonomy: Ploceus superciliosus Cretzschmar, 1827, Kordofan, Sudan.
Genus sometimes placed in sparrow family (Passeridae). Proposed race brunnescens (described from Bozoum, in NW Central African Republic) appears to be inseparable from individuals in rest of species' range. Monotypic.

Distribution: Gambia and S Senegal, SW Mali and N Guinea; and from S Burkina Faso and N parts of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo and Benin E in narrow band to WC Sudan and N Central African Republic, thence E to W Eritrea and W & N Ethiopia and, in S, to NE DRCongo, N Uganda and W Kenya.