Nonnatives - Vitelline Masked Weaver

Vitelline Masked Weaver - Ploceus velatus

 

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1967

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 2 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives: Unknown

Species Account: Native to South Africa. These birds build elaborate nests.

Habitats: Central or core urban area

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1967   Not reported breeding Escaped birds.
Hillsborough 1984   Not reported breeding 1 escaped bird.

References

Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA

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