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[[Image:White-browed_Sparrow_Weaver.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Mybs<br />Photo taken: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.]]
 
[[Image:White-browed_Sparrow_Weaver.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by Mybs<br />Photo taken: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.]]
==Description==
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A noisy, active and gregarious Sparrow-weaver of dry regions with woodland or open but wooded grassland.
 
A noisy, active and gregarious Sparrow-weaver of dry regions with woodland or open but wooded grassland.
 
==Identification==
 
==Identification==
==Distribution & Taxonomy==
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17-19cm.  Broad, white eyebrow stripe and white rump, male has black bill, female's horn-coloured; that of the juvenile is pinkish-brown.
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==Distribution==
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Northern [[South Africa]], [[Botswana]], northern and central [[Namibia]], and western [[Zimbabwe]].
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==Taxonomy==
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There are four recognized subspecies:
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''P. m. mahali'' - eastern part of the northern Cape Province of South Africa.
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''P. m. stentor'' - western part of the northern Cape Province northwards along the Namibian escarpment.
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''P. m. terricolor'' - eastern Botswana.
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''P. m. pectoralis'' - northeastern Zimbabwe along the lower Zambezi river.
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==Habitat==
 
==Habitat==
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Dry regions with woodland or wooded grassland.
 
==Behaviour==
 
==Behaviour==
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They build  inverted-U-shaped nests of dry grass
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
{{GSearch|Plocepasser+mahali}}
 
{{GSearch|Plocepasser+mahali}}
  
 
[[Category:Birds]]
 
[[Category:Birds]]

Revision as of 15:13, 6 August 2008

Plocepasser mahali
Photo by Mybs
Photo taken: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.

A noisy, active and gregarious Sparrow-weaver of dry regions with woodland or open but wooded grassland.

Identification

17-19cm. Broad, white eyebrow stripe and white rump, male has black bill, female's horn-coloured; that of the juvenile is pinkish-brown.

Distribution

Northern South Africa, Botswana, northern and central Namibia, and western Zimbabwe.

Taxonomy

There are four recognized subspecies:

P. m. mahali - eastern part of the northern Cape Province of South Africa.

P. m. stentor - western part of the northern Cape Province northwards along the Namibian escarpment.

P. m. terricolor - eastern Botswana.

P. m. pectoralis - northeastern Zimbabwe along the lower Zambezi river.

Habitat

Dry regions with woodland or wooded grassland.

Behaviour

They build inverted-U-shaped nests of dry grass

External Links

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