Chestnut Weaver (Ploceus rubiginosus) - HBW 15, p. 158
French: Tisserin roux
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A large flock of birds buidling nests. Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
ANTHONY VILLAUME 10 May 2013 48 weeks ago 39 sec 4.3
A male in breeding plumage. Locality Imi, Ethiopia (ssp rubiginosus)
Josep del Hoyo 5 December 2005 7 years ago 30 sec 3.9
A bird hanging on a nest, flying off and returning Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya (ssp rubiginosus)
Rigdon Currie 31 December 2002 6 years ago 8 sec 3.8
A male in breeding plumage perched on a branch Locality Hobatere Lodge, Kamanjab, Kunene Region, Namibia (ssp trothae)
Keith Blomerley 18 January 2007 6 years ago 23 sec 2.7
Locality Soda, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp rubiginosus)
Fran Trabalon 17 November 2012 23 weeks ago 4.2
a full breeding plumaged male
Locality Arusha Town, Arusha Region, Tanzania (ssp rubiginosus)
M P Goodey 1 December 2008 2 years ago 4
Locality Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Erongo Region, Namibia (ssp trothae)
Ken Havard 10 April 2013 50 weeks ago 3.6
A breeding adult male approaching a water point for a drink in southern Ethiopia
Locality Imi, Ethiopia
Christian Boix Hinzen 6 December 2005 4 years ago 2.7
a breeding male
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya
Stefan Helming 31 December 2009 4 years ago 2.5
A male displaying full breeding plumage.
Locality Cheetah Conservation Fund, Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa Region, Namibia
James Slade 31 January 2010 4 years ago 2
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