Black-necked Weaver
Ploceus nigricollis
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East African black-necked weavers are distinguished from the spectacled weaver by black upperparts, wings and tail in both sexes; the female (left upper & rows 3 & 4) and juvenile (right lower) have a diagnostic yellow line between the black crown and mask. The nests were photographed in Kikuletwa and Orkesumet. The rope weaving female is courtesy of Paul Oliver. The 2nd row male is courtesy of Per Holmen. These photos were taken in the Maasai Steppe, Orkesumet, Napilokonya, Shambarai swamp and Tarangire. These photos are of ssp. melanoxanthus; the slideshow includes 2 photos of the nominate nigricollis (#s 23 & 24), see map. Click left nest photo to see the slideshow.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-24 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Rick Carlson, Paul Oliver, Stuart Webb, Per Holmen, Karine Van der Vurst

Last Update this page: 2-02-24