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

Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus

Described by: Müller, Statius (1776)
Alternate common name(s): Black-headed Weaver, Mottled Weaver, Layard's Weaver, Layard's Black-headed Weaver, Spot-backed Weaver
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


Saly, Senegal - Feb 18, 2004 © Alain Fossé  Saly, Senegal - Feb 15, 2004 © Alain Fossé  Location unknown - Date unknown © Allen Chartier  Tarangire National Park, Tanzania - Feb 2, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Mauritius - Dec, 1998 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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C., e. and s. Africa;
(1) Senegambia, s. Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Fernando Po, Central African Republic, and s. Chad.
Introduced to Hispaniola and Saona Is.
(2) Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Congo, Cabinda, Zaire and n. Angola.
(3) Sudan, n. Zaire, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, w. Kenya, and nw. Tanzania.
(4) Ethiopia and Eritrea.
(5) S. Zaire.
(6) E. Zaire and w. Tanzania.
(7) S. Somalia, e. Kenya, e. Tanzania including Mafia Is., e. Zaire, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique.
(8) Se. Botswana, Zimbabwe, c. Mozambique and e. South Africa (ne. Natal).
(9) S. Mozambique and e. South Africa (Transvaal, Natal and e. Cape Province).
Introduced to the Mascarene Is.
(10) Somalia, e. Kenya, e. Tanzania to n. Botswana, Zimbabwe and c. Mozambique.
Introduced to Sao Tome.


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


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