The Speke’s Weaver ((Ploceus spekei) is a small songbird from east Africa.
The Speke’s Weaver has yellow feathers with a black throat, face, and beak. It is yellow with mottled black on its upperparts. Females are olive-grey with brown streaks, with pale yellow upperparts and white-cream underparts.
It grows to about 15 centimetres (6 inches) tall.
It prefers savannahs, woodlands, agricultural lands, and gardens.
The Speke’s Weaver makes a loose woven nest, with a tunnel opening, in trees or bushes. Females lay about 4 blue eggs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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