Weavers (Ploceidae)

Zanzibar Bishop (Euplectes nigroventris) - HBW 15, p. 146

French: Euplecte de Zanzibar German: Brandweber Spanish: Obispo de Zanzíbar
Other common names: Black-bellied Bishop, Black-winged Bishop(!), Zanzibar Red Bishop

Taxonomy: Euplectes nigroventris Cassin, 1848, Zanzibar.
Has been regarded as forming a superspecies with E. franciscanus and E. orix, but such treatment not supported by molecular data. Proposed race rufigula (described from C Kenya), having some red on throat and breast, is considered no more than a variant. Monotypic.

Distribution: Coastal region from SE Kenya (irregularly inland to Tsavo) S, including offshore islands of Zanzibar and Pemba, to N Mozambique (S to Mocuba); in SW Tanzania W to Songea.

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