White-browed Sparrow Weaver (Plocepasser mahali)

Maree Clarkson

Joined February 2010

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White-browed Sparrow Weaver (Plocepasser mahali)

Camera : Canon EOS 550D
Color space : RGB
Color profile : sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Focal length : 300
Alpha channel : No
Red eye : No
F number : 7,1
Exposure time : 1/500
Location : Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa
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While working in the garden today, I was absolutely thrilled to see a pair of White-browed Sparrow Weavers (Plocepasser mahali – Koringvoël) visiting one of my bird feeders. These large, plump, short-tailed weavers are not shy at all and don’t fly off easily, even when walking quite close past them. Their boldness is utterly charming and besides a harsh ‘chik-chik’ call which they use to let one another know they’re still around, they have a beautiful, loud, liquid ‘cheeoop-preeoo-chop’ whistle which I haven’t been able to figure out yet. As they haven’t been around for quite some time, seeing them today has been the highlight of my week and I’m hoping they will either move in or at least become regular visitors.

Found throughout central and north-central Southern Africa.


27th July 2012 – FEATURED in “Welcome to the Jungle”
4th August 2012 – FEATURED in “Animals of Africa”
5th August 2012 – FEATURED in “Mozambique”
6th November 2012 – FEATURED in “We Sell it FAST!”
1st October 2013 – FEATURED in “As is Photography”
2nd October 2013 – FEATURED in “Tuesday Afternoon”
5th October 2013 – FEATURED in “#1 Favourites”
26th October 2016 – FEATURED in “The Power of Photography”
25th October 2016 – FEATURED in “Nature and Man”
11th November 2016 – FEATURED in “African Art and Photography”
8th September 2017 – FEATURED in “This & That”
15th October 2018 – FEATURED in “Everyday Life”

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