male; orange on head; white iris; stocky body (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Cape Weaver
Ploceus capensis

Native Range: Africa

Notes: this species gets its name from the fact that it is endemic to the Cape region of southern Africa; its nest looks like a hanging bowl or basket with two lobes and an opening at the top.

male; yellow underparts; strong acute bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

dorsal view; olive streaked with yellow on wings (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

ventral view; notice that this bird is banded (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

female; olive overall, much drabber than male (South Africa; 2007-06-30)