Red-backed Mannikin
Lonchura (Spermesres) 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 6th row photo (Mbuyuni Farm near Morogoro, 1-20) is courtesy of Kim Axmann. 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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All unattributed images on this website are:
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Valéry Schollaert, Paul Oliver, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 7-15-21