Speckle-fronted Weaver
Sporopipes frontalis
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The black moustachial stripes and the black-and-white speckled forehead are diagnostic of the speckle-fronted weaver. It is seen in the dry grasslands of the central Tanzania. The 2nd row photos were taken at Naabi Gate (4-07), courtesy of Gian Schachenmann. The other photos were taken in Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP and the Serengeti. Click the photo above to see twelve enlargements including a mating pair.
Weaver Wednesday

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Gian Schachenmann, Fai n Zimmerman, Kurt Rusterholz, Luc Grollie, Doug McLennan

Last Update this page: 8-20-15