Red-headed Weaver (Anaplectes rubriceps) - HBW 15, p. 197
French: Anaplecte écarlate
Spanish: Tejedor Cabecirrojo
Other common names: Red-headed Anaplectes; Red-winged/Northern Red-headed Weaver (leuconotos)
Taxonomy: Ploceus (Hyphanthornis) [sic] rubriceps Sundevall, 1850, Mohapoani, Witfontein Mountains, North West Province, South Africa.
Formerly, often referred to by specific name melanotis, but that name invalid, as preoccupied. Sometimes placed in genus Malimbus. Race leuconotos considered by some authors to represent a separate species, but intergrades extensively with nominate in S Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi. Proposed race gurneyi (described from Caconda, in W Angola), is synonymized with nominate. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- leuconotos ( J. W. von Müller, 1851) - SW Mali, S Burkina Faso and N Ghana E to NC Nigeria, N Cameroon, S Chad, N Central African Republic, W & S Sudan and W Ethiopia, also NE DRCongo, Uganda, W Kenya and Tanzania S to N Zambia and N Malawi.
- jubaensis van Someren, 1920 - S Somalia and N coastal Kenya.
- rubriceps ( Sundevall, 1850) - Angola, SE DRCongo, S Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, N & NE Namibia, N & E Botswana, Zimbabwe, NE South Africa and Swaziland.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A male foraging in trees Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp leuconotos)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 8 years ago 27 sec 4.5
A male weaving the nest Locality Arba Minch, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2005 9 years ago 43 sec 4.5
An adult bird building the nest Locality Bishangari Lodge, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Ron Hoff 11 December 2007 7 years ago 1 min 1 sec 4.4
An adult male bathing Locality Nanyangacor, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan (ssp leuconotos)
Marc de Bont 5 October 2005 8 years ago 19 sec 4.2
A male weaving the nest and flying away Locality Arba Minch, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2005 9 years ago 48 sec 4
Two nests being constructed by their owners Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (ssp rubriceps)
Juan Sanabria 28 September 2005 10 years ago 42 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 23 photos
Breeding male eating a Cicada
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp melanotis)
GunnarPettersson 28 November 2009 43 weeks ago 4.9
A perched female
Locality Dola Mena, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotus)
Paul van Giersbergen 4 November 2014 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.4
Making the nest.
Locality Hwange National Park, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe (ssp rubriceps)
Hennie Niemand 15 August 2013 1 year ago 4.2
A bird on the ground
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 20 November 2011 3 years ago 4.2
Locality Lake Langano (Wabe Shebelle) Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Guy Poisson 11 February 2010 5 years ago 4.2
Male building a nest.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Bjørn-Tore Rekve Seim 10 September 2007 11 weeks ago 4
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