Golden-backed Weaver (Ploceus jacksoni) - HBW 15, p. 163
French: Tisserin à dos d'or
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A male displaying at nest Locality Arusha Region, Tanzania
ANTHONY VILLAUME 8 April 2013 1 year ago 12 sec 4.4
A group of males, females and immatures feeding on the ground Locality Paraa village, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2006 7 years ago 52 sec 4.4
Males and females feeding on breakfast leftovers together with Slender-billed Weavers Locality Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 7 years ago 43 sec 4.3
A male in breeding plumage perched on a banana leaf Locality Katoke, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 September 2006 7 years ago 19 sec 4.3
A female on the ground catching an insect to bring to the nest Locality Katoke, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 September 2006 7 years ago 42 sec 4.3
A male and a female visiting their nest Locality Mweya Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 September 2006 7 years ago 25 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 7 photos
A male waiting to come to a feeder.
Locality Robert's Camp, Lake Baringo, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 5 September 2012 1 year ago 4
Perched in a lakeside tree.
Locality Mabamba Wetland, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 2 February 2014 11 weeks ago 3.8
Alongside Hwy A104, the road to Tarangire NP
Locality Arusha Region, Tanzania
Lee Hunter 2 April 2014 29 weeks ago 3.7
Two females weaver
Locality El Mas‘udiya, Blue Nile State, Sudan
hythumm 23 May 2011 2 years ago 3.4
An adult male in breeding plumage.
Locality Birdland Park & Gardens, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Tomasz Doroń 23 April 2011 1 year ago 2.8
A bird on a tree
hythumm 11 July 2009 2 years ago 2.7