Lesser Masked-Weaver

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The Lesser Masked-Weaver is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Lesser masked-weaver at its nest, Northern Cape, South Africa. Lesser-masked weaver at its nest attached to a veranda, Kruger National Park, South Africa. Ploceus intermedius (Lesser masked-weaver) Ploceus intermedius (Lesser masked-weaver) Lesser masked-weaver, South Africa. Lesser masked-weaver, South Africa. * Egg-laying season is from August-March, peaking from October-January. More

The Lesser Masked-Weaver is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Ploceidae bird family group which includes birds such as Weavers, Queleas, Windowbirds. The description for the Lesser Masked-Weaver (Latin name Ploceus intermedius) can be found in the 7th Edition of the Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The Ploceus intermedius can be quickly identified by its unique Roberts identification number of 815 and the detailed description of this bird is on page 1010. More

The Lesser Masked-Weaver (Ploceus intermedius) is a common and widespread species of much of southern Africa. The species nests in colonies which can number over a hundred pairs. The nests are woven from grass into round globes and have an entrance hole at the bottom. These nests are often built over water to discourage some predators. The top four shots here were taken near Nylsvley, Limpopo Province, South Africa. The bottom four shots were taken in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. More

Lesser Masked-Weaver, this species weaves its round nest from grass and creates a bottom entrance. The shots of male Southern Masked-Weavers shown here were taken near Nylsvley, Limpopo Province, South Africa, in January, 2006. The shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II & EF 500mm F/4L IS lens and 1.4X extender and fill flash. More

page 1010 also a picture of the Lesser Masked-Weaver on page 1024. The Lesser Masked-Weaver belongs to the family of birds classified as Ploceidae. According to the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology the Lesser Masked-Weaver is also known by these other names: Masked Weaver, Cabanis's Masked-Weaver. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Ploceus
Species : intermedius
Authority : Rüppell, 1845