The Reichenow’s Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) is also called the Baglafecht Weaver. It is a small songbird from east and central Africa. The Reichenow’s Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht reichenowi) is from the Kenyan highlands and northern Tanzania.
The Reichenow’s Weaver has a black mask from its beak to its eye and ear coverts. It has a bright yellow forehead, crown, and throat. Its upperparts are yellowish-green with dark streaks, and its underparts are bright yellow on its chest. Its tail is yellow and dark-brown. It has a black beak and pale-yellow eyes. The female does not have the black mask.
It grows to about 15 centimetres (6 inches) tall.
It is found at the edges of forests, and in woodlands, parks, and gardens.
The Reichenow’s Weaver makes a loose woven nest in trees or bushes.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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