Northern Masked Weaver

The Northern Masked-weaver is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan.

The Northern Masked Weaver is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

the Northern Masked Weaver (Jackson in press a). Thus, conspecific nest parasitism (CNP) appears to be a common occurrence among Ploceus weaverbirds. Conspecific nest parasitism is now known to be widespread and common in birds. In an ex- tensive review of the phenomenon, Rohwer and Freeman (1989) listed more than 140 species that engage in this behavior. The number known to exhibit this behavior has increased dramat- ically over the years and is likely to continue growing (see Jackson 1990). More

Northern Masked Weaver Magpie Shrike Golden-Backed Weaver Mackinnon BIRDCHAT archives - September 1995, week 2 (#194): ...mannikin, red-billed firefinch, red-cheeked cordon-bleu, pin-tailed whydah, indigo More

In the Northern Masked Weaver this extends down into the upper breast and above the eye. In the Vitelline Masked Weaver the black shows a clear cut off at the chin and doesn't extend above the eye. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Ploceus
Species : taeniopterus
Authority : Reichenbach, 1863