Bertram's weaver

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Bertram's weaver
Bertram's Weaver, Per Holmen.jpg
The birds of Africa, comprising all the species which occur in the Ethiopian region (1896) (14748527162), Ploceus bertrandi.jpg
Illustrations of male and immature by Keulemans and female by Grönvold
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: P. bertrandi
Binomial name
Ploceus bertrandi
(Shelley, 1893)
  • Hyphantornis bertrandi Shelley, 1893
  • Hyphantornis nyasae Shelley, 1894
  • Ploceus fülleborni Reichen, 1900
  • Ploceus nyasae Reichen, 1904

Bertram's weaver (Ploceus bertrandi), sometimes called Bertrand's weaver, is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. It is found in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia.

It is named after Bertram Lutley Sclater, the son of ornithologist Philip Lutley Sclater, who was a police commissioner in Malawi when Alexander Whyte discovered this species.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ploceus bertrandi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Boelens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird?: Common Bird Names and the People They Commemorate. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10359-X. 
  3. ^ Shelley, George Ernest. "I. List of Birds collected by Mr. Alexander Whyte, F.Z.S., in Nyassaland". The Ibis. 8th series. V (1) (XVII): 1–29. 

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