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Onguma Safari Camps


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/640 s, f/8, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Ploceidae

Deutsch  Blutschnabelweber Dutch  Roodbekwever
Italian  Quelea beccorosso Spanish  Quelea común


Red-billed Queleas are the most abundant wild bird species in the world, with an estimated adult breeding population of 1.5 billion pairs. They are confined to sub-saharan Africa. They live and breed in colonies which may cover 100 hectares and which attract a huge variety of predators (storks, raptors, owls, rollers, shrikes, grey hornbills, redbill woodhoopoes, corvids as well as snakes, rodents and carnivores).


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Red-billed Quelea
Quelea quelea
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