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Tankwa Karoo National Park, Northern Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 640 mm
Exposure 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 2500 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Passeriformes   Family  Ploceidae

Deutsch  Maskenweber Dutch  Maskerwever
Italian  Tessitore mascherato meridionale Spanish  Tejedor enmascarado


In breeding plumage, the male Southern Masked Weaver has red eyes and a black mask that terminates on the forehead, forming a point on the throat. The non-breeding male has no mask and resembles the female but has red eyes.


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Southern Masked Weaver male
Ploceus velatus
Tisserin à tête rousse

Jean-Michel PAULUS