Dark-backed Weaver (Forest Weaver)

Ploceus bicolor
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)
The Dark-backed, or Forest Weaver
Ingrid Weiersbye

Our mascot, the Dark-backed or Forest Weaver, is an inconspicuous bird despite its beautiful colouring. Its otherworldly song is what usually alerts us to its presence. Although we are lucky enough to see it fairly regularly, our gut feel is that it is not as plentiful as it once was. It feeds on insects, fruit and nectar.

Artists prints of this beautiful bird are available here. All proceeds help support the project.