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PAPER: Rediscovery of the Lake Lufira Weaver

2009-09-03 (22)

Louette M & Hasson M 2009. Rediscovery of the Lake Lufira Weaver Ploceus ruweti. Bulletin of the African Bird Club 16:168-173

Abstract. The Lake Lufira Weaver Ploceus ruweti, known previously solely from the holotype collected at Lake Lufira (= Lake Tshangalele) in Katanga, south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo-Kinshasa), in 1960, was rediscovered nesting at the same locality in February - March 2009.

In this paper colour photos are provided of adult birds, a juvenile, the nest and eggs, and habitat of the species. Download the paper here.

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