Clarke's weaver

Clarke's weaver (Ploceus golandi) is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae. It is endemic to Kenya.

Clarke's weaver
Clarke's Weaver specimen RWD.jpg
specimen at Nairobi National Museum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
P. golandi
Binomial name
Ploceus golandi
(Clarke, 1913)

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The species is named after Captain Goland Clarke, brother of Stephenson Robert Clarke, who described the species.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Ploceus golandi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22718945A94603245. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22718945A94603245.en. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ Clarke, S.R. (1913). "[A short account of a shooting expedition ... to the Lorian, British East Africa.]". Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club. 31: 31–33.

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