Weavers (Ploceidae)

Little Weaver (Ploceus luteolus) - HBW 15, p. 170

French: Tisserin minule German: Zwergweber 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).