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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ploceidae.


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  • Two further restricted range birds, the Katanga masked weaver (Ploceus katangae) and the grey-crested helmet-shrike (Prionops poliophus) occur in this ecoregion.

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • Birds include Bates's weaver Ploceus batesiPicathartes oreas (VU) probably also occurs in this reserve.

    Dja Faunal Reserve, Cameroon

  • Endemic to the Ituri, are yellow-legged weaver Ploceus flavipes and golden-naped weaver P. aureonucha; endemic to the region are Sassi's olive greenbul Phyllastrephus lorenzi, Bedford's paradise flycatcher Terpsiphone bedfordi and Ituri flycatcher Batis ituriensis ..

    Okapi Faunal Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • The Tanzania masked weaver (Ploceus reichardi) occurs only in a few swamps in western Tanzania, northern Zambia, and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • The adjacent Mikumi lowlands and mountains and Kilombero wetlands and the nearby Udzungwa Mountains are rich in species which like the Kilombero weaver Ploceus burnieri (VU) might stray into the Reserve.

    Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

  • The giant sunbird (Nectarinia thomensis, VU), the giant weaver (Ploceus grandis), and two endemic genera, Amaurocichla and Neospiza, both represented by threatened single species, are also restricted to these islands.

    Biological diversity in the Guinean forests of West Africa

  • Most of the other endemics are found in the mainland coastal forest of Kenya and Tanzania, including the yellow flycatcher (Erythrocercus holochlorus), Sokoke pipit (Anthus sokokensis, EN), Clarke's weaver (Ploceus golandi, EN), and Mombasa woodpecker (Campethera mombassica).

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa

  • The most restricted species on the mainland is Clarke's weaver (Ploceus golandi), which is known only from Arabuko-Sokoke and one adjacent forest in coastal Kenya.

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • Unusual physiological and behavioral adaptations have also occurred such as in the São Tomé weaver (Ploceus sancthithomae), which has become a forest-dwelling tree-creeping species atypical of weavers.

    Sao Tome and Principe moist lowland forests

  • The avifauna of this region includes two strictly endemic species Neumann's coucal (Centropus neumanni) and the golden-naped weaver (Ploceus aureonucha, EN).

    Northeastern Congolian lowland forests


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