Weavers (Ploceidae)

Orange Weaver (Ploceus aurantius) - HBW 15, p. 175

French: Tisserin orangé German: Königsweber Spanish: Tejedor Anaranjado

Taxonomy: Malimbus aurantius Vieillot, 1805, Malembo, Cabinda, Angola.
Relationships uncertain; has been thought to be closest to P. princeps. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aurantius ( Vieillot, 1805) - SE Sierra Leone E along coast (including some offshore islets) to SE Ghana, S Togo and S & SE Nigeria, W & S Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon (coast and Ivindo Basin), S Central African Republic, PRCongo (mainly coast and R Congo region), coast and rivers in DRCongo (E discontinuously to upper Uele and Semliki Valley, and middle R Sankuru), and coastal N Angola (Cabinda S to Luanda).
  • rex Neumann, 1908 - S Uganda, extreme W Kenya and NW Tanzania in L Victoria basin.

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