Lufira masked weaver

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Lufira masked weaver
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: P. ruweti
Binomial name
Ploceus ruweti
Louette & Benson, 1982

The Lufira masked weaver (Ploceus ruweti), also known as Ruwet's masked weaver and Lake Lufira weaver, is a species of bird in the weaver family, Ploceidae. It is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is swamps in the south-east of the country. It is sometimes regarded as a subspecies of the Tanzanian masked weaver (P. reichardi).