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 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 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 9 years ago 42 sec 3.9
A female in a tree Locality South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 1 year ago 23 sec 3.8
A male departing and returning several times to the nest, which is being built Locality Arba Minch, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Josep del Hoyo 16 December 2005 9 years ago 47 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 20 photos
Breeding male eating a Cicada
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp melanotis)
GunnarPettersson 28 November 2009 20 weeks ago 4.8
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 2 years ago 4.2
Locality Lake Langano (Wabe Shebelle) Hotel, Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp leuconotos)
Guy Poisson 11 February 2010 4 years ago 4.2
A male perched on a branch.
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp leuconotos)
David Beadle 27 February 2014 48 weeks ago 4
Red-headed weaver (Anaplectes rubriceps).
Locality Harare, Zimbabwe
Guillermo Villalobos 14 October 2013 1 year ago 4
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