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Buffalo-Weavers are large weavers with heavy bills. The Dinemellia genus, of which the White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (Dinemellia dinemellia) is one is distinctly orange-red, brown and white. This bird is very distinctive, especially in flight, when its bright orange-red rump and large white wing patches are very clear. The sexes are alike. Like this one, that was spotted in Buffalo Springs, Samburu, Kenya, they are often seen on the ground or low in the trees. It certainly wasn’t too bothered by my presence and allowed me to get very close for this shot.

Canon 1D MkII with Canon 300mm EF IS lens and Canon 1.4X extender. ISO200 1/320 at f9.

Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    Don Davide .. the (photo) force is still with you!
    A ‘blessed’ shot .. good for a Dutch FAV

  • Grazie mille, Don Giovanni!! Good to hear from you. Many thanks too for the fav!!

    – David Clarke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL work David

  • Many thanks, Larry! And thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture David. Wow!

  • Many thanks, Teresa! And thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    unusual bird
    great shot

  • Many thanks, Sylvia:))

    – David Clarke

  • Macky
    Mackyover 2 years ago

    A first for me, nice pose and one beautifully captured specimen, thanks David!!

  • Thanks, Macky. It was a first for me too; and a very cooperative model!

    – David Clarke

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture of this stunning little bird David.

    Cheers Jude x

  • Thanks very much, Jude! And many thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 2 years ago

    BNeautiful capture of a beautiful weaver David, never seen one like this before!

  • Thanks, Maggie. It was new to me too – you’re just going to have to put Kenya on the list!!

    – David Clarke

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    9 July 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thanks, Konstantinos!

    – David Clarke

  • levipie
    levipieover 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot!

  • Many thanks, Kate:))

    – David Clarke

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    11 July 2012…Impressive work David

  • Many thanks, Larry. Very much appreciated!!

    – David Clarke

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