NOW YOU SEE, THIS IS HOW IT'S DONE! - (SOUTHERN) MASKED WEAVER – SWARTKEEL GEELVINK - Ploceus velatus

Magriet Meintjes

TOLWE, South Africa

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Captured Location: Groenland, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, SOUTH AFRICA
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Nikon D50
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Focal Length: 400mm
Digital Vari-Program: Sports
1/200 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 800

(SOUTHERN) MASKED WEAVER – SWARTKEEL GEELVINK – Ploceus velatus

Very common resident. Breeding male distinguished by red eyes and more yellow crown (black mask extends across forehead only.) Non breeding males resembles female. Gregarious at all times, small parties and flocks in thornveld, riverine bush, exotic trees around homesteads and farms. Breeds in small colonies in trees away from water, commonly in suburbia, or in large colonies in waterside bushes and reeds. Nomadic when not breeding, often in farmlands. 15cm

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