Mask weaver

The Southern Masked Weaver (Afrikaans name, Swartkeelvink) is a colourful, loud character with red eyes which make him look angry all the time.

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The male in breeding season has this striking black mask but in eclipse he seems to look quite raggedy.

Weaver 2

The non-breeding male and female are similar looking with the male having the paler red eye.

Yellow Weaver

The male is the nest builder and he will then go and preen and flutter his wings at the female, inviting her to the nest.

weav nest

If the nest is not suitable then the female sets about tearing it into pieces.

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