Weavers (Ploceidae)

Usambara Weaver (Ploceus nicolli) - HBW 15, p. 187

French: Tisserin des Usambara German: Usambaraweber Spanish: Tejedor de los Usambara
Other common names: Tanzanian Mountain Weaver, Nicoll's Weaver

Taxonomy: Ploceus (Symplectes) nicolli W. L. Sclater, 1931, Amani, East Usambara Mountains, Tanzania.
May form a superspecies with P. olivaceiceps, and formerly treated as conspecific. Birds in S of range sometimes recognized as race anderseni, separated by minor plumage details from birds in rest of species' range, but differences considered too trivial to warrant naming of geographical races. Treated as monotypic.

Distribution: East and West Usambara, Uluguru and Udzungwa Mts, in E Tanzania.

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