Weavers (Ploceidae)

Crested Malimbe (Malimbus malimbicus) - HBW 15, p. 195

French: Malimbe huppé German: Haubenweber Spanish: Malimbo Crestado

Taxonomy: Tanagra malimbica Daudin, 1802, Malembo, Cabinda, Angola.
Differences between nominate race and larger-billed crassirostris possibly due to clinal variation, and latter perhaps better subsumed in nominate. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • nigrifrons ( Hartlaub, 1855) - S Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana and Togo.
  • malimbicus ( Daudin, 1802) - S Nigeria, S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, PRCongo, W DRCongo (around mouth of R Congo) and NW Angola (Cabinda and Cuanza Norte).
  • crassirostris E. J. O. Hartert, 1919 - SE Central African Republic, N, W & E DRCongo, and W & SW Uganda.

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