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Rüppell's Weaver - BirdForum Opus

Photo by ammadoux
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ploceus galbula

Identification

14 cm (5½ in) Male has a reddish facial mask

Similar species

Southern Masked Weaver

Distribution

Africa and the Middle East
Eastern Africa: eastern Sudan, Eritrea, northern Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia
Middle East: Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Oman.

Female
Photo by ammadoux
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Woods, bush country and gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of seeds, including those of cereal crops.

Vocalisation

A loud metallic chirping.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Birdforum thread with more images and discussion of Rüppell's Weaver

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