Ploceus nigerrimus castaneofuscus
English : Vieillot’s weaver
French : Tisserin noir
Class : Aves
Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known
Female olive-yellow with darker olive wings and clear bill. Males of this subspecies are mostly shiny black with dark rich brown back, rump and lower belly. Yellow eyes and black bill
Range and habitat
Subspecies occurs in western Africa, from Gambia to Liberia, discontinuously to Nigeria. Found in forest clearings, wooded areas, near villages, to 800 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : This species is closely associated with forest belt but benefits from local deforestation. Often associated with people, rarely collected for trade and rarely hunted.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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