African masked weaver (Ploceus velatus)

African masked weaver (Ploceus velatus)

Short Overview

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.

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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