Genus PLOCEELLA

The genus Ploceella differs from Ploceus in many important particulars. The bill is much shorter, being no longer than it is high ; the nape is furnished with a few short hairs, and the tail is much longer and more rounded. The plumage of the male in summer is largely yellow. The nest differs much from that of a Ploceus, being supported at the sides by reeds and not suspended from their tips ; it has no tubular entrance, and the exterior surface of the nest is of quite a different appearance, being rough and coarse instead of smooth. The eggs are of all colours and but seldom pure white.

Ploceella approximates more to the African Weaver-birds than does Ploceus. Only one species of this genus is known.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLOCEELLA
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
179
M_ID: 
29505
M_SN: 
Ploceus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
988

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