Weavers (Ploceidae)

Slender-billed Weaver (Ploceus pelzelni) - HBW 15, p. 183

French: Tisserin de Pelzeln German: Mönchsweber Spanish: Tejedor de Pelzeln
Other common names: Common Slender-billed Weaver, Little Weaver(!)

Taxonomy: Sitagra pelzelni Hartlaub, 1887, Magungo, Uganda.
Proposed race tuta (described from near Mwanza, in Tanzania) synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • monacha ( Sharpe, 1890) - S Ivory Coast E along coast to W Cameroon, also riverine Gabon, PRCongo and W & S DRCongo, NW Angola and NW Zambia.
  • pelzelni ( Hartlaub, 1887) - NE DRCongo, Uganda, SW Kenya, NW Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

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