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Vitelline Masked Weaver

Ploceus velatus


Black face mask slightly above and below the eye; crown washed chestnut; red eyes (lesser masked weaver has whitish/creamy-eyes); pink legs; yellowish breast and underparts; ,wings yellowish-green with black colour; bill is blackish/dark silver grey coloured Photo taken at Tarangire National Park, Tanzania


Wooded areas and bush region, semi-arid areas.


Generally seen solitary or in pairs Nest are interestingly onion shaped, entry from bottom.

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W1ldl1f3 1
W1ldl1f3 1 4 years ago

The picture of my baobab tree was only 0.06 miles away!

NickKing 4 years ago

Really cool picture!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

I remember these little guys well. Awesome photos, Karan.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Great shots.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Please consider adding this lovely spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Manyara Region, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 27, 2015
Submitted on Apr 22, 2016

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