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 Post subject: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:36 pm 
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The pale eyes (not red) and the grey (not brown) legs/feet distinguishes it from the Southern-Masked Weaver.
Also, the breeding male Lesser Masked-Weaver's (Ploceus intermedius) mask extends well onto the crown and comes to a rounded (not pointed) end on the throat.
A bushveld bird, usually breeds in small colonies in large trees near water.
Forages in tree canopies for insects under the leaves. Eats caterpillars, termites and grasshoppers.

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 Post subject: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver
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Female Lesser Masked Weaver.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Dear Stiffnecks!

I pledge to start my own bird list on my last trip to KNP and donate 25 Rand for each species I would find. Now could you please help me to ID the following birds properly? :pray:

In Lower Sabie camp:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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LS The 1st one is a weaver of some sort ? female southern masked, but someone more expert than me will help I'm sure :D
The rest..... :redface: I can't help

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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The Weaver looks to me like Lesser Masked, with the grey legs(Hope its not the flash causing trouble, as it did with the eye).

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi,

Please help me with ID of these Canaries seen in Kruger in June this year.
Am I right in thinking they are the Yellow-fronted, maybe juveniles, because of the partly yellow front?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Elsa, it looks like a juvenile weaver to me, not sure which species though. The bill and giss aren't quite right for a canary

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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It looks like a juvenile Red-headed Weaver to me.... but never having seen one I wouldn't bet my life on it. :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Elsa wrote:
Hi,

Please help me with ID of these Canaries seen in Kruger in June this year.
Am I right in thinking they are the Yellow-fronted, maybe juveniles, because of the partly yellow front?

Hi Elsa. These photos look like they were taken at Lower Sabie visitors area. Nonne the less, this bird/s is a Lesser Masked-Weaver female. Note the pale eye which is not the case in Red-headed Weavers.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Falconry4ever wrote:
Hi Elsa. this bird/s is a Lesser Masked-Weaver female. Note the pale eye which is not the case in Red-headed Weavers.
Really! :slap: why are these birds so difficult to ID? for me that is! Thanks so much. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver
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I saw this Lesser Masked-Weaver at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver
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I saw this Lesser Masked-Weaver at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver
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I saw this Lesser Masked-Weaver at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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