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Dark-Backed Weaver (Woudwever)


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Dark-Backed Weaver (Forest Weaver) - Ploceus bicolor - Woudwever
Widespread in tropical Africa.

The following subspecies are being recognised:
Ploceus bicolor bicolor - South Mozambique to East Transvaal, Natal and eastern Cape Province;
Ploceus bicolor tephronotus - Eastern Nigeria, south Cameroon, Gabon, Bioko Island;
Ploceus bicolor amaurocephalus - North Angola;
Ploceus bicolor mentalis - South Sudan (Imatong Hills) to northeast Za´re, Uganda and West Kenya;
Ploceus bicolor kigomaensis - South Za´re to Zambia and extreme West Tanzania;
Ploceus bicolor kersteni - Extreme south Somalia to coastal east Kenya and east Tanzania;
Ploceus bicolor stictifrons - Southeast Tanzania to East Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique;
Ploceus bicolor sylvanus - Northeast Zimbabwe and adjacent West Mozambique.

Of this species there are no Zoo Photo's available.


Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed WeaverPloceus bicolor kersteni
Dark-Backed Weaver
Ploceus bicolor kersteni