Weavers (Ploceidae)

Golden-backed Weaver (Ploceus jacksoni) - HBW 15, p. 163

French: Tisserin à dos d'or German: Jacksonweber Spanish: Tejedor de Jackson
Other common names: Jackson's Golden-backed Weaver, Eastern Golden Weaver

Taxonomy: Ploceus jacksoni Shelley, 1888, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
Molecular data suggest that closest relative is P. ruweti. May hybridize with P. castanops in Uganda. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya, N, C & E Tanzania and SE Burundi. Introduced in United Arab Emirates.