Tanzanian masked weaver

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Tanzanian masked weaver
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: P. reichardi
Binomial name
Ploceus reichardi
Reichenow, 1886

The Tanzanian masked weaver or Tanganyika masked weaver (Ploceus reichardi) is a species of bird in the weaver family, Ploceidae. It is found in and around swamps in south-west Tanzania and north-east Zambia. The Lufira masked weaver (P. ruweti) of the Democratic Republic of Congo is sometimes treated as a subspecies of this bird.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ploceus reichardi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 16 July 2012.