The Reichenow’s Weaver (Ploceus baglafecht reichenow) is a small bird in the Ploceidae family of weaver birds. It is also known as the Reichenow’s Baglafecht Weaver.
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.
The Reichenow’s Weaver is from the Kenyan highlands and northern Tanzania. It is found at the edges of forests, and in woodlands, parks, and gardens.
It makes a loose woven nest in trees or bushes.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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