Red-billed Buffalo-weaver
Bubalornis niger
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The adult red-billed buffalo-weaver scratched a small depression in the ground and then sunbathed for a few minutes in the depression. It then flew to a nearby branch and a juvenile took its place in the depression (#s 1 - 4 in slideshow). The video shows a male building a nest (Tarangire, 5-14) with twigs from an older nest. The right lower photo was taken in Mkomazi (7-08); the others, in Tarangire. Click the photo above to see the slideshow: the egg in photo #23 fell from the far right nest shown in photos #24-27.
 
Weaver Wednesday

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Karine Van der Vurst, Miquel Perez de Grigorio, Michael Oates, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 4-21-16