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- Ploceus spekei
15 cm (6 in)
Yellow, black throat edged with rust, face, and bill, and variable black mottling on the back. Female - upperparts are olive-grey with dusky brown streaks; the underparts are pale yellow, whiter on the belly and greyer on the flanks.
The juvenile is similar but duller.
Savanna, bush, agricultural land, and towns.
It builds a spherical nest of grass, with a short entrance tube opening sidewasys or downward. 4 deep blue eggs are laid.
- 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/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Speke's Weaver. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 10 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Speke%27s_Weaver