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Taxonomic Split 119876 (Committed on 01-09-2023)

The monotypic group Black-necked Weaver (Olive-backed) Ploceus nigricollis brachypterus is recognized as a separate species, Olive-naped Weaver Ploceus brachypterus. The plumage and iris color of Olive-backed Weaver are strikingly different from those of Black-necked Weaver (del Hoyo and Collar 2016). The two apparently hybridize where their ranges abut, a contact zone that has not been studied in detail, but any hybrid zone appears to be quite narrow in comparison to the widespread distributions of each of the two species.

Added by birdwhisperer on January 09, 2023 10:45 PM | Committed by birdwhisperer on January 09, 2023
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