Weavers (Ploceidae)

Vieillot's Black Weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus) - HBW 15, p. 181

French: Tisserin noir German: Mohrenweber Spanish: Tejedor de Vieillot
Other common names: Vieillot's/Black Weaver; Chestnut-and-black/Chestnut-backed Weaver (castaneofuscus)

Taxonomy: Ploceus nigerrimus Vieillot, 1819, "Kingdom of Congo".
Races interbreed in S Nigeria. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • castaneofuscus Lesson, 1840 - Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, W Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia E, discontinuously, to S Nigeria.
  • nigerrimus Vieillot, 1819 - S Nigeria, S Cameroon, S Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, W Gabon, N & W PRCongo, DRCongo, extreme S Sudan, N Angola (including Cabinda), also S Uganda, extreme W Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and NW & W Tanzania.

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