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Rufous-tailed Weavers collecting twigs on ground, Serengeti, Tanzania These are so quick that I just snapped away. Only at home did I discover how beautiful they are. They have very contrasty feathers and beautiful light blue eyes. They're like flying leopards, but less lazy. Africa,Histurgops ruficaudus,Rufous-tailed Weaver,Serengeti Central,Serengeti National Park,Serengeti area,Tanzania Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Rufous-tailed Weavers collecting twigs on ground, Serengeti, Tanzania

These are so quick that I just snapped away. Only at home did I discover how beautiful they are. They have very contrasty feathers and beautiful light blue eyes. They're like flying leopards, but less lazy.

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  1. wow, they look similar to leopards as you said. Posted 8 years ago

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The Rufous-tailed Weaver is a species of songbird found in East Africa. Despite its name, it is placed in the sparrow family .

It is a quite unusual sparrow species, and was included in the weaver family by many authors even after the other Old World sparrows were separated from the weavers proper, hence its common name. Due to its distant position among the Old World sparrows, it is placed in the monotypic genus ''Histurgops''.

It is an endemic breeder in Tanzania, but vagrants.. more

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Dec 19, 2013. Captured Sep 2, 2013 11:01.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/500s
  • ISO560
  • 400mm