Weavers (Ploceidae)

Chestnut Weaver (Ploceus rubiginosus) - HBW 15, p. 158

French: Tisserin roux German: Maronenweber Spanish: Tejedor Castaño

Taxonomy: Ploceus rubiginosus Rüppell, 1840, Ethiopia.
Has been though to form a superspecies with P. badius. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • rubiginosus Rüppell, 1840 - W Eritrea, N, S & E Ethiopia, SE Sudan, NW & S Somalia, NE Uganda, Kenya (except coast and highlands) and interior plateau of Tanzania.
  • trothae Reichenow, 1905 - SW Angola, N Namibia and NW Botswana.

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