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Taveta Golden Weaver

Taveta Golden Weaver
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Copyright: Robi rdfoto (rdfoto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1990-03-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-03 8:54
Viewed: 6145
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Taveta Golden Weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps)
Endemic to the border region of southern Kenya and NE Tanzania . Swamp and river margins below 1500m on the southern border, particularly around Lake Jipe and the Amboseli-Taveta area. Nests over water using fresh, green grass to build its spherical nests. This endemic species is relatively common across its range. Unlike many other ploceus weavers it shows no seasonal variation in plumage which makes the adults easy to distinguish at all times of the year. In colouring it is similar to the Golden Palm Weaver when in its sub-adult plumage but the adult male pluamge (yellow-olive back, wings and tail, rufous crescent on head and rufous breast patch) is very distinctive. In any case the Golden Palm Weaver and Taveta Golden Weaver do not overlap in range

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Hi ,good details of bird's eyes and head but body and wings has a motion , very good colors and strange posture of weaver . TFS.

bonjour Robi,

très belle image très bonne composition et couleurs bravo


Hi Robi,
Thanks for sharing your image.
Interesting note too.

Intéressant cliché bien équilibré. L'oiseau ressort bien.
Bonne journée.

Bonsoir Robi
Je n'avais pas vu celui-ci qui tisse son nid.
Bravo pour cette splendide prise.
Et Merci

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