Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52535

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Ploceidae
Genus:Ploceus
Genus species:Ploceus rubiginosus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:16 cm
Identification:The breeding male chestnut weaver has a black head, and a chestnut-colored rump and upper tail coverts. The weaver's tail and flight feathers are black with white edges. The rest of the plumage is chestnut. The female, however, has a green head streaked with black. Her back is also streaked. There is a stripe above the eye, and her chest and underparts are white.
Reproduction:Chestnut weavers build kidney-shaped nests out of grass. Females are solely responsible for rearing the young.
This is a gregarious species.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northwestern Southern Africa Date:1981-10 Subjects:Chestnut weaver
perching birds
Weaverbirds
Ploceidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata