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  Golden Weaver

    (Holub's Golden Weaver)

 

 

Ploceus xanthops

(816) 17 cm; 41g

M > F.

M Combination of heavy black bill, pale yellow eyes and lack of black facial mark­ings diagnostic. Chin and throat may have pale chestnut brown wash; back olive green.

F  Similar but duller than M.

JUV Duller than F, with buffy yellow underparts, and brown bill and eyes.

STATUS  Uncommon resident in south, more common in north and east of re­gion.

HABITAT  Savanna woodland and riparian bush, normally singly or in pairs.

FOOD  In­sects, fruit, seeds and nectar.

CALL  Swizzling weaver notes.

BR  Monogamous (occasionally polygynous). Nests in reedbeds and trees, mostly solitary; nest lacks entrance tunnel. Host of Diderick Cuckoo.

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L Mk II

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L Mk II

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L Mk II

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L Mk II

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk III

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

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Xaxanaka

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm Mk II 

 

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

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Disaneng, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon EF 600mm f/4L

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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