African Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)
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.
Length: 11-14.5 cm
Weight: around 37 g
Voice: harsh swizzling