Speckle-fronted Weaver (Sporopipes frontalis) - HBW 15, p. 137
French: Sporopipe quadrillé
Spanish: Tejedorcito Frontal
Other common names: Scaly-fronted Weaver
Taxonomy: Loxia frontalis Daudin, 1800, Senegal.
Forms a superspecies with S. squamifrons. Proposed race pallidior (described from Zinder, in S Niger) synonymized with nominate. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- frontalis ( Daudin, 1800) - SW & SE Mauritania, N & W Senegal, Gambia, Mali (mainly drainage area of R Niger), NW Burkina Faso, NW Ghana (Mole region), N Benin, WC & S Niger (including Aïr Massif) and N Nigeria E in Sahel region to NW Ethiopia and SW Eritrea.
- emini Neumann, 1900 - S Sudan, NW & NE Uganda and WC Kenya S to C Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 9 videos
A bird pecking on the ground to feed Locality Bugisi, Tanzania (ssp emini)
Marc de Bont 13 December 2006 5 years ago 36 sec 4.1
Adult fouraging on ground on spoiled rice. Locality Bugisi, Tanzania (ssp emini)
Marc de Bont 14 October 2007 2 years ago 41 sec 4
A close-up of a standing bird, preening. Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 21 March 2008 4 years ago 39 sec 4
A bird preening and flying away Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (ssp emini)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 6 years ago 26 sec 3.9
A bird stretching the wing and preening Locality Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda (ssp emini)
Josep del Hoyo 29 August 2006 6 years ago 17 sec 3.4
A bird on top of a tree. Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia (ssp frontalis)
Josep del Hoyo 25 November 2005 7 years ago 28 sec 3.3
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Martin Hale 29 July 2011 1 year ago 3.8
several birds feeding at a picnic site near Mara River
Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp emini)
Axel Gollnisch 18 October 2012 18 weeks ago 3.7
Adult bird on a branch.
Locality Berlin Zoo, Berlin, Germany
Tomasz Doroń 30 October 2009 3 years ago 3
on a tree
Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia
Guy Poisson 17 February 2010 2 years ago 2.7
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