White-Browed Sparrow Weaver

The White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver (Plocepasser mahali melanorhynchus) is a common small brown bird found in eastern Africa. It is also found in southern Africa, especially in dry grasslands and woodlands.

The White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver has a broad, white eyebrow stripe, which gives it the name white-browed. The male has a black beak and the female has a light grey beak.

The White-Browed Sparrow Weaver grows to 17-19 centimetres (7-8 inches) tall.

White-Browed Sparrow Weaver

White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver

It is found in groups of 2-11 individuals consisting of one breeding pair and non-breeding individuals. The White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver nests in colonies. They build nests all year round.

White-Browed Sparrow Weaver

White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver

White-Browed Sparrow Weaver

White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver

White-Browed Sparrow Weaver

White-Browed Sparrow-Weaver

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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