adult; no sexual dimorphism; black body; red bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
Bubalornis niger

Native Range: Africa

Notes: this weaver is large-bodied and mostly all-black (except for the red bill); breeds communally in a nest that is a very large structure with multiple entrances for different birds that nest therein.

long squared-off tail; heavy-bodied (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

white patches along edge of wing; reddish legs (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

huge communal nest under construction (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

flock foraging on the ground (South Africa; 2007-06-30)