Vieillot's Black Weaver

Ploceus nigerrimus

Vieillot's Black Weaver, Ploceus nigerrimus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

At the Rondo Retreat, Kakamega Forest, western Kenya. Oct. 2016.

Two features distinguish this all-black plumaged bird: The bright yellow eye and the thick, conical bill.

Ploceidae -- Weavers and Bishops Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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