French: Histurgopse à queue rouge German: Rotschwanzweber Spanish: Tejedor colirrojo
21 cm; 60–70 g. Large, mottled weaver with pale iris and rufous outer tail feathers. Head, mantle and back are dark brown with pale feather edges, rump and uppertail-... read more
Song an extended string of nasal skirls and slurs, often sung from nest. Contact or alarm call a... read more
Inhabits thornveld and grassland, especially on black cotton soils, at altitude range of 1100... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes seeds, insects and fruit; locusts (Orthoptera) in stomach contents, which generally contain more insects than seeds. Forages... read more
Breeding recorded in May–Jun, Aug and Oct–Feb. Monogamous; colonial, with up to 30 nests in one tree. Nest a cylindrical ball... read more
Apparently resident, present at colonies throughout year.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Serengeti Plains EBA. Locally very common. Small global range, confined to NC Tanzania, but present in large... read more
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