African Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

Details

Details of African Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

The African Masked Weaver is  found in a wide range of habitats, including shrubland, savanna, grassland, open woodland, inland wetlands and semi-desert areas. It eats insects, seeds and nectar, and will come to feeding tables.

Male has black face, throat and beak, red eye, bright yellow head and underparts, and a plain yellowish-green back and female has a pinkish-brown bill, brown or red-brown eye and is dull greenish-yellow, streaked darker on the upper back. 

The Masked Weavers mostly eat insects,nectar from plants,  seeds and grain.

 

Short Overview

Length: 11-14.5 cm


Weight:  around 37 g


Voice: harsh swizzling

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