Southern African Birds

 

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  Red-headed Weaver

 

Anaplectes melanotis

(819) 14.5 cm; 22 g

M > F

M (BR)  Combination of bright scarlet head and breast, orange or reddish bill and white underparts are features unlike any other species in region.

F & M (NON-BR)  Bill orange to reddish, head and breast lemon yellow; yellow-edged wing feathers.

JUV  Like ad F.

STATUS  Uncommon to fairly common resident; joins mixed-species foraging flocks during winter months.

HABITAT  Broad-leaved woodland and Acacia savanna.

FOOD  Mainly insects and spiders; also seeds and fruit.

CALL  Series of high-pitched, squeaky, swizzling notes.

BR  Usually monogamous, sometimes polygynous. Nest typically weaver shaped but constructed of thin pliable twigs, vines and leaf petioles, giving shaggy appearance; placed on outer branches of trees, often near Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver colonies, or on telephone wires. Occasionally parasitised by Diderick Cuckoo.

 

 

Wrh001

Disaneng, Maun

Female

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Wrh002

Disaneng, Maun

Female

Camera: Canon EOS 60D

Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L

 

 

Wrh003

Boro, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Mk II

 

 

Wrh004

Boro, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Mk II

 

 

Wrh005

Boro, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Mk II

 

 

Wrh006

Boro, Maun

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mk II

Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Mk II

 

       

 

 

 

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