Weavers (Ploceidae)

Northern Masked Weaver (Ploceus taeniopterus) - HBW 15, p. 172

French: Tisserin du Nil German: Goldmantelweber Spanish: Tejedor del Nilo
Other common names: Sudan Masked Weaver

Taxonomy: Ploceus taeniopterus Reichenbach, 1863, Sudan.
Has hybridized with P. melanocephalus in NE DRCongo. Birds from Darfur (W Sudan) described as race furensis, but they fall within general range of plumage variation of the species. Monotypic.

Distribution: W, C & S Sudan, SW Ethiopia, NE DRCongo, and W Kenya (L Baringo and L Bogoria).

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