Subfamily PLOCEINAE

This Subfamily contains a very large number of African Weaver-birds and four species found within our Indian Empire.

The males have a complete Autumn and a partial Spring moult when they acquire a breeding plumage. The sexes are dissimilar in Summer.

In general appearance they are very Finch-like but they all have ten primaries and they are all sedentary in their Habits.

Key to Genera.

A. Bill longer than high ; no nuchal hairs; difference between length of wing and length
of tail more than length of tarsus……………Ploceus, p. 66.
B. Bill equal in length and depth; nuchal hairs present; difference between length of wing
and length of tail much less than length of tarsus………….PLOCEELLA, p. 75.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.3 1926.
Title in Book: 
Subfamily PLOCEINAE
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
Year: 
1926
Page No: 
66
Volume: 
Vol. 3
id: 
3758

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