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 2nd row photo (Tarangire, 2-17) is courtesy of Paul Oliver. The sleeping bird was seen at the Manyara Serena Hotel, courtesy of Anabel Harries. The 10th row photo (Dar es Salaam, 10-15) is courtesy of Michael Oates. The 12th row pgoto (Lake Bogoria-Kenya, 3-17) is courtesy of Stef Schliek. The other photos were taken at Pembe Abwe, Emayani and Tarangire. Click the photo above to see 26 enlargements.
Weaver Wednesday

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-21 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Dr. Louis A. Hansen, Karine Van der Vurst, Anabel Harries, Paul Oliver
Michael Oates, Stef Schliek, Jackie Brice-Bennett‎

Last Update this page: 7-18-19