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Vitelline Masked Weaver

Ploceus velatus

Description:

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

Habitat:

Wooded areas and bush region, semi-arid areas.

Notes:

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

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5 Comments

W1ldl1f3 1
W1ldl1f3 1 4 years ago

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

NickKing
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 http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

Manyara Region, Tanzania

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

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