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 9 years ago 21 sec 4.6
A male drinking water. Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 30 October 2014 41 weeks ago 26 sec 4.3
searching for food Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 14 September 2010 4 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 9 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 6 years ago 32 sec 3.5
A male in breeding plumage, moving in a tree Locality Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (ssp kavirondensis)
Josep del Hoyo 28 August 2006 8 years ago 13 sec 2.4
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A perched bird
Locality Brufut, Western Division, The Gambia
Paul van Giersbergen 18 April 2014 17 weeks ago 4
Locality Janjanbureh (Georgetown), Central River Division, The Gambia
Paul Cools 16 February 2012 2 years ago 4
Male, non-breeding plumage
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana (Monotypic species)
Luis Mario Arce 18 February 2013 28 weeks ago 3.5
A moulting male attending a nest.
Locality Butiaba Escarpment, Uganda (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 7 February 2014 1 year ago 3.5
A male near a feeder.
Locality Robert's Camp, Lake Baringo, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Nick Athanas 5 September 2012 2 years ago 3.3
A male bird perched in an acacia tree
Locality Mole National Park, Northern Region, Ghana
Ian Fulton 7 March 2009 5 years ago 2.5