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Southern Masked Weaver - Splash of Color A Southern Masked Weaver male in non-breeding plumage takes a cooling bath / swim.  The difference between in plumage between breeding and non-breeding is tremendous.   Geotagged,Namibia,Ploceus velatus,Southern masked weaver,bath,blue,colorful,funny,red,swim,yellow Click/tap to enlarge

Southern Masked Weaver - Splash of Color

A Southern Masked Weaver male in non-breeding plumage takes a cooling bath / swim. The difference between in plumage between breeding and non-breeding is tremendous.

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  1. That is a huge difference indeed! It looks like a juvenile/chick. Great photo, well timed and so very sharp. Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks a lot Ferdy. Yes, a big difference. It can be very difficult to identify birds outside of the breeding plumage season. This just a simple example from my area. Glad you appreciate the example. Posted 6 years ago

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The southern masked weaver or African masked weaver is a resident breeding bird species common throughout southern Africa.

This weaver is very widespread and found in a wide range of habitats, including shrubland, savanna, grassland, open woodland, inland wetlands and semi-desert areas. It also occurs in suburban gardens and parks.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Jan 9, 2015. Captured Jul 17, 2014 09:38 in D2845, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/8.0
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 370mm