Weavers (Ploceidae)

Maxwell's Black Weaver (Ploceus albinucha) - HBW 15, p. 187

French: Tisserin de Maxwell German: Trauerweber Spanish: Tejedor de Maxwell
Other common names: White-naped Black Weaver/Widow, White-eyed Weaver/Widow

Taxonomy: Sycobius albinucha Bocage, 1876, Quanza, Angola; error = West Africa.
Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • albinucha ( Bocage, 1876) - Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast and SW Ghana.
  • holomelas Sassi, 1920 - S Nigeria, W & S Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, NE & SW Gabon, NW PRCongo, SW & SE Central African Republic, NE DRCongo and W Uganda.
  • maxwelli ( Alexander, 1903) - Bioko I (Fernando Póo).

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