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Village Weaver - Female

Village Weaver - Female

Scientific name: Ploceus cucullatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae

Also called Spotted-backed Weaver or Black-headed Weaver

The Village Weaver is a species of bird found in much of sub-Saharan Africa. It has also been introduced to Hispaniola, Mauritius and Réunion.

This weaver builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch in a tree. 2-3 eggs are laid. This is a colonial breeder, so many nests may hang from one tree.

This often abundant species occurs in a wide range of open or semi-open habitats, including woodlands and human habitation, and frequently forms large noisy colonies in towns, villages and hotel grounds.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/100s f/5.6 at 420mm (EF 300mm f/4L IS + 1.4x TC) ISO 800 full exif

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