Lesser Masked Weaver
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|The Lesser Masked Weaver, ploceus intermedius, is 13 â€“ 14 cm.|
The breeding male is the only pale-eyed masked weaver with the mask extending onto the fore-crown. The mask has narrow extension onto central breast, and has a notch above the eye. But this is a female. Like non-breeding males they are nondescript, with pale eyes; yellower below than most female masked weavers. The legs are blue-grey. The juvenileâ€™s eye is brown.
Habitat: Savanna and woodland. Breeds colonially in trees and reeds near water; nest is rather untidy, with a short to medium entrance tube.
Status: Locally common in many countries south of the Sahara.
Voice: Typical swizzling song.
Source: Birds of Africa, South of the Sahara, by Ian Sinclair and Peter Ryan.
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- [2017-12-29 15:21]
Hi Peter,fantastic capture of thi weaver working for the nest i think,an excellent quality despite the acrobatic location and the mouvement in a difficult light,very very well done and interesting rare specie as usual from your last trip. Happy new year and thanks,Luciano
amazing capture, as usual, greetings Ori
Great shot with excellent timing, fine lateral POV,
great focus, sharpness, and details, the wings blur
giving the movement to the image, TFS
- [2018-01-04 20:44]
Great capture of this busy bird.
As always the sharpness is good as well as the depth, resulting in a neat background.
This is a top shot! Excellent timing, focus and sharpness as always. Wonderful capture.