Northern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus castanops) - HBW 15, p. 162
French: Tisserin à gorge noire
Spanish: Tejedor Gorjipardo Norteño
Other common names: Brown-throated/Uganda Weaver; Victoria Masked Weaver, Entebbe/Lake Victoria Weaver (presumed hybrid with P. melanocephalus)
Taxonomy: Ploceus castanops Shelley, 1888, Wadelai, close to Sudan border, north Uganda.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with P. xanthopterus, but such a relationship now considered unlikely. May hybridize with P. melanocephalus or P. jacksoni in Uganda; both sight records and specimens of probable hybrids exist, and hybrid was previously described as a separate species, P. victoriae. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE DRCongo, Rwanda, N Burundi, Uganda (except E), W Kenya and NW Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Two males displaying to each other Locality Fort Portal, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 2 September 2006 6 years ago 25 sec 4.8
A male on a papyrus swamp Locality Katoke, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 1 September 2006 7 years ago 26 sec 4.6
A male and a female in a papyrus bed, preening Locality Mabamba Wetland, Uganda (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 26 August 2006 7 years ago 39 sec 4.2
A male sitting in reeds.
Locality Entebbe Botanical Gardens, Entebbe, Uganda
Antero Topp 20 September 2007 2 years ago 4.3
Northern Brown-throated Weaver (Ploceus castanops)
Locality Lake Bisina, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 21 weeks ago 4.2
A male in a tree
Locality Hippo Point, Kisumu, Lake Victoria, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Liam Hughes 27 May 2011 1 year ago 3.3
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