Village (Black-headed) Weaver
Ploceus cucullatus
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The village weaver, also called the black-headed and spotted--backed weaver, is seen throughout Tanzania in many habitats. The nest was photographed in Ndutu (1-01); note the lining of acacia leaves. The sleeping bird was seen at the Manyara Serena Hotel, courtesy of Anabel Harries. The 9th row photo (Dar es Salaam, 10-15) is courtesy of Michael Oates. The other photos were taken at Pembe Abwe, Emayani and Tarangire. Click the photo above to see 25 enlargements.
Weaver Wednesday

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All unattributed images on this website are:
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Dr. Louis A. Hansen, Karine Van der Vurst, Anabel Harries, Michael Oates

Last Update this page: 3-26-17