Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Weavers and Allies :: Black-headed Weaver
Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Yellow-collared Weaver, Yellow-backed Weaver, Gambian Black-headed Weaver, Victoria Masked-weaver, Lake Victoria Weaver, Entebbe Weaver
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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Range(1) Senegambia, s. Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, s. Niger, n. Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Nigeria, and Cameroon.
(2) N. Nigeria, s. Chad (Lake Chad area), and Central African Republic.
(3) Ce. Zaire s. in the Congo basin to n. Zambia.
(4) Ne. Sudan, nw. Ethiopia, and Eritrea.
(5) Ex. se. Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, w. Kenya and nw. Tanzania.
Introduced to Sao Tome.
The Victoria Masked-weaver or Entebbe Weaver occurs in s. Uganda along the shores of Lake Victoria near Entebbe.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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