Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis
Black-necked Weaver, Kakum National Park, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

May / June 2011

The Black-necked Weaver is distributed from the Gambia in West Africa to the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya and Tanzania. It is found in a variety of wooded habitats from savanna woodland to gallery forest, forest clearings and gardens with trees.

Black-necked Weaver, Mole National Park, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image The sub-species found in West Africa from the Gambia to Cameroon, P. n. brachypterus, shown here, has an olive-green back and a pale iris. The other two sub-species have black backs but only the most easterly race P. n. melanoxanthus has a black neck.
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