african masked weaver

Tisserin à tête rousse / A ‘Southern’ Masked Weaver or 'African’ Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus) busy weaving its nest.

Ploceus velatus (Vieillot, 1819) :
- Tisserin à tête rousse ;
- Southern masked weaver - African masked weaver ;
- Tejedor enmascarado ;
- Maskenweber ;
- Maskerwever ;
- Mustaposkikutoja ;
- Sydlig maskvävare ;
- Чернолобый ткач ;
- 黑额织巢鸟


Ordre : Passériformes - Passeriformes /
Famille : Plocéidés - Plocidae /
Genre : Ploceus /
Espèce : velatus - Sous-espèces : +3.

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Tisserin à tête rousse / African masked weaver.

Ploceus velatus (Vieillot, 1819) :
- Tisserin à tête rousse ;
- Southern masked weaver - African masked weaver ;
- Tejedor enmascarado ;
- Maskenweber ;
- Maskerwever ;
- Mustaposkikutoja ;
- Sydlig maskvävare ;
- Чернолобый ткач ;
- 黑额织巢鸟


Ordre : Passériformes - Passeriformes /
Famille : Plocéidés - Plocidae /
Genre : Ploceus /
Espèce : velatus - Sous-espèces : +3.

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September 8, 2014 - Southern Masked Weaver or African Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus)

Requested by: gepwin

These weavers are found in grasslands, wetlands, open woodland, and semi-desert areas of southern Africa. They eat insects, seeds, and nectar. The males build elaborate nests by weaving grasses together at the end of thin branches, often over water. A male may build 25 nests in a season, spending 9 to 14 hours on each. Females approve a nest, line it with feathers and other soft material, then lay and incubate two to four eggs.