Black-headed Weaver

Ploceus melanocephalus

Size: Up to 18 cms long
Habitat: Grassland and bush, near water
Feeding: Seed and insects

The Black-headed Weaver, also called the Yellow-backed Weaver, is a yellow bird with a black head and bib. The eye is red. The colours are more muted outside the breeding season.

It is a gregarious bird, usually found in large flocks.

These photos were taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania. The first shows a male weaver at the intricate spherical nest it has built from grass.







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