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Baglafecht Weaver (56)
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After a long time of searching for the ID, I couldn’t find it, but…..
This is the Baglafecht Weaver (ploceus baglafecht). THANKS STEVE (CUCKOOROLLER)FOR THE ID.
Geographically variable. Adults have prominent pale eyes, a small black mask with yellow throat and broadly yellow-edged wing feathers, but crown colour and upperparts vary greatly.
Most males have yellow crown and dark nape, but some have dark crown. Females have black, grey or olive crown, matching nape and mantle, and grading into black mask behind eye. Upperparts vary from olive through grey streaked black, to black in distinctive reichenowi (Kenya, N. Tanzania). Belly is yellow in most races, but white in NW races. Lacks eclipse plumage. Juvenile is duller.
Habitat: Forest edge, woodland gardens and towns. Breeds singly, building loosely woven nest, usually in foliage of trees and bushes.
Status: Common and confiding; usually in pairs; often aggressive to other birds.
Voice: Harsh ‘chut’; usual weaver squizzles.
Source: ‘Birds of Africa, South of the Sahara’ by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan.
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