Red-backed Mannikin
Spermestes nigriceps
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The red-backed mannikin is a southeast African endemic. The chestnut back and wing coverts are the main characteristics. The nest was photographed in Ngorongoro forest (1-09). The other photos were taken in Ilboru Olasiti and West Kilimanjaro. Click photo above to see 16 enlargements, including a fledge and immatures.
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Last Update this page: 3-07-19