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White-headed Buffalo Weaver

Dinemellia dinemelli

Range

  • East Africa

Habitat

  • Grasslands

Diet

  • Beetles
  • Butterflies
  • Fruits
  • Seeds

They are often found near herds of cape buffalo, hunting insects the buffalo stir up.

At nine inches, this is a very large “finch”. Unlike most of the other weaverbird species, this species forms breeding pairs with both sexes constructing nests from twigs. Several pairs will build basketball-sized nests in the same tree.

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