Vieillot's black weaver

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Vieillot's black weaver
Vieillot's black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus nigerrimus).jpg
P. n. nigerrimus, Uganda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
Species: P. nigerrimus
Binomial name
Ploceus nigerrimus
Vieillot, 1819
P. n. castaneofuscus, Ghana

The Vieillot's black weaver (Ploceus nigerrimus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family. It is found in Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

This bird is named after the French ornithologist Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Ploceus nigerrimus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 352. 

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