Rachel's malimbe

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Rachel's malimbe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Malimbus
Species: M. racheliae
Binomial name
Malimbus racheliae
(Cassin, 1857)

The Rachel's malimbe (Malimbus racheliae) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. It is also known under the name Rachel's weaver. Its habitat is restricted to the lowland forests of the area surrounding the Gulf of Guinea.

The nest is built by three to four birds of which only one is female and which takes the leading role in building the nest. After the nest is finished, one of the males that participated in the building chases off the other participating males. Both of the remaining couple take duty of incubating the eggs.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Malimbus racheliae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Brosset, A. (1978). "Social Organization and Nest-building in the Forest Weaver Birds of the Genus Malimbus (Ploceinae)". Ibis. 120 (1): 27–37. doi:10.1111/j.1474-919X.1978.tb04996.x. 

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