Weavers (Ploceidae)

Olive-headed Weaver (Ploceus olivaceiceps) - HBW 15, p. 188

French: Tisserin à tête olive German: Olivkopfweber Spanish: Tejedor Cabeciverde
Other common names: Olive-headed Golden Weaver

Taxonomy: Symplectes olivaceiceps Reichenow, 1899, Songea, Tanzania.
May form a superspecies with P. nicolli, and formerly treated as conspecific. Isolated population in S Mozambique sometimes separated as race vicarius, defined as shorter-winged and paler in coloration than birds farther N, but original description based on an inadequate comparative sample. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: N, W & S Tanzania, E Zambia, C & S Malawi and NW & S Mozambique.

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