Weavers (Ploceidae)

Red-vented Malimbe (Malimbus scutatus) - HBW 15, p. 196

French: Malimbe à queue rouge German: Rotsteißweber Spanish: Malimbo Culirrojo

Taxonomy: S[y]cobius scutatus Cassin, 1849, ‘Western Africa' = Sierra Leone.
Has been thought to form a superspecies with M. cassini. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • scutatus ( Cassin, 1849) - S & SE Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, SW Ghana.
  • scutopartitus Reichenow, 1894 - SE Benin, S Nigeria and SW Cameroon.

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