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PAPER: Weaver specimens in northern Mozambique

2009-08-04 (21)

Dean WRJ & Milton SJ 2007. Avifaunal specimens from northern Mozambique in museum collections. Durban Museum Novitates 32: 1-37

Abstract. Collection details and taxonomy are given for 3573 specimens of 421 species of birds collected in northern Mozambique. The taxonomy has been updated to include species splits and synonymies, and the most recent opinions on monotypic and polytypic species.

Specimen data from from northern Mozambique (north of 18°S) from 23 museums are included. The paper gives localities with 15°x15° grid and month of collection for each species - year of collection is not provided. The weavers with specimen data (23 species) are: White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Lesser Masked Weaver, Spectacled Weaver, Yellow Weaver, Bertram's Weaver, Holub's Golden Weaver, Southern Brown-throated Weaver, Southern Masked Weaver, Village Weaver, Dark-backed Weaver, Olive-headed Weaver, Red-headed Weaver, Red-headed Quelea, Red-billed Quelea, Zanzibar Bishop, Fire-crowned Bishop, Southern Red Bishop, Yellow Bishop, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Yellow-backed Widowbird, White-winged Widowbird, Red-collared Widowbird, and Thick-billed Weaver.

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