Weavers (Ploceidae)

White-headed Buffalo-weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli) - HBW 15, p. 133

French: Alecto à tête blanche German: Starweber Spanish: Bufalero Cabeciblanco
Other common names: White-faced Buffalo-weaver

Taxonomy: Textor dinemelli Rüppell, 1845, Shoa, Ethiopia.
Races intergrade in S Kenya and NE Tanzania. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • dinemelli ( Rüppell, 1845) - SE Sudan, SW, S & E Ethiopia, Somalia (except NE), NE Uganda, Kenya (except SE) and NE Tanzania.
  • boehmi ( Reichenow, 1885) - SE Kenya S to SC Tanzania.