White-browed Sparrow-weaver
Plocepasser mahali
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The white-browed sparrow-weavers photographed in Mikumi and Selous are race pectoralis, showing small black marks across the breast. The birds seen on the Asogati Plain are race melanorhynchus which lacks the small breast marks but does show a larger single dark mark at each side of the upper breast. The upper four photos were taken in Mikumi NP (11-03); the 3rd row photos in Selous (left, 6-02; right, 10-08). The nest was seen in Samburu (11-96) and the photo above was taken on the Asogati Plain (1-09); click it to see more including a side-to-side comparison of the two races.
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Last Update this page: 3-19-21