Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Weavers and Allies :: Forest Weaver

Forest Weaver Ploceus bicolor

Described by: Vieillot (1819)
Alternate common name(s): Dark-backed Weaver, Gray-backed Weaver, Grey-backed Weaver, Black-backed Weaver, Eastern Forest Weaver, Spot-headed Weaver
Old scientific name(s): Symplectes bicolor


Bona Manzi, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa - Date unknown © Gordon Holtshausen 
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C., e. and s. Africa;
(1) Se. Nigeria, Cameroon and Fernando Po.
(2) S. Cameroon, Gabon, and w. Zaire.
(3) N. Angola.
(4) Ex. se. Sudan, ne. Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and w. Kenya.
(5) S. Zaire, sw. Tanzania, w. and c. Zambia, and s. Malawi.
(6) Somalia, e. Kenya and e. Tanzania including Zanzibar Is.
(7) Se. Tanzania, e. Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
(8) E. Zimbabwe and w. Mozambique.
(9) S. Mozambique and e. South Africa (n. Natal).
(10) Se. Mozambique and e. South Africa (e. Natal).
(11) S. Mozambique to coastal se. South Africa (e. Cape Province).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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