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First PHOWN records from Niger

2015-12-28 (689)

phown 18520
Little Weaver male at nest
Two Little Weaver records were submitted recently from Niger, PHOWN 18520 and PHOWN 18515. Only 15 weaver species are found in Niger, mostly in the south as the north becomes very arid:

VM Species Latin
3718 White-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis albirostris
3878 Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus
3972 Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis
805 Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
806 Red-headed Quelea Quelea erythrops
812 Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer
3748 Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus
809 Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus
815 Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura
816 Fan-tailed Widowbird Euplectes axillaris
3914 Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini
3922 Black-headed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus
797 Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
3918 Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
1187 Black-necked Weaver Ploceus nigricollis