Little Weaver (Ploceus luteolus) - HBW 15, p. 170
French: Tisserin minule
Spanish: Tejedor Chico
Other common names: Little Masked-weaver
Taxonomy: Fringilla luteola M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823, Senegal.
Has been thought to form a species group or a superspecies with P. pelzelni and P. subpersonatus, but such a relationship considered unlikely. Birds from W foot of Mt Elgon, in Uganda, sometimes separated as race kavirondensis, but considered inseparable from those in rest of species' range. Monotypic.
Distribution: Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, C & S Mali, Burkina Faso and N Ivory Coast E to N Cameroon, S Chad, Central African Republic, Sudan, W Ethiopia, Eritrea, NE DRCongo, Uganda (except SW), W Kenya and N Tanzania (in Serengeti).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird in non-breeding plumage, bathing in a puddle. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp luteolus)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 10 years ago 21 sec 4.6
A male drinking water. Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 30 October 2014 1 year ago 26 sec 4.2
searching for food Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 14 September 2010 5 years ago 13 sec 4
A bird in non-breeding in a terrace, feeding on bread and being chased by a Superb Starling. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp luteolus)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 10 years ago 10 sec 3.8
A male foraging in an acacia tree, briefly joined by a female. Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp luteolus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 1 November 2008 7 years ago 32 sec 3.6
A male in breeding plumage, moving in a tree Locality Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2006 9 years ago 13 sec 2.4
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Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 16 February 2012 3 years ago 3.9
Adult in breeding plumage
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Markus Lilje 2 May 2016 5 weeks ago 3.7
A perched bird
Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 18 April 2014 48 weeks ago 3.5
A bird perched.
Locality Footsteps Eco Lodge, Gunjur, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 21 January 2016 11 weeks ago 3.4
A male near a feeder.
Locality Robert's Camp, Lake Baringo, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 5 September 2012 3 years ago 3.3
A moulting male attending a nest.
Locality Butiaba Escarpment, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 7 February 2014 1 year ago 3.2