Weavers (Ploceidae)

Red-headed Malimbe (Malimbus rubricollis) - HBW 15, p. 196

French: Malimbe à tête rouge German: Kletterweber Spanish: Malimbo Cabecirrojo
Other common names: Red-collared Malimbe, Red-headed Quelea(!)

Taxonomy: Ploceus rubricollis Swainson, 1838, Malembo, Cabinda, Angola.
Several races proposed, including nigeriae (from Iju, near Lagos, in Nigeria), rufovelatus (from Bioko I), centralis (described from Ndussuma, in Ituri district of NE DRCongo) and praedi (from N'Dalatando, in W Angola); these, however, are separated by only slight differences in size, and variation in other characters considered trivial. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: W Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia E to S Togo, S Benin, S Nigeria, Bioko I (Fernando Póo), S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, N, E & SW PRCongo, NW & W Angola (Cabinda; Uí S to Cuanza Sul), also much of DRCongo (except extreme N and S & SE), extreme SW Sudan, W & S Uganda, extreme W Kenya (Kakamega and Nyandoro) and extreme NW Tanzania (Bukoba).

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