BERTRAM’S WEAVER

BERTRAM’S WEAVER (Ploceus bertrandi)

The Bertram’s Weaver is a small colorful bird that builds its woven nest in colonies in trees. It is endemic to Tanzania. The male has a black face and throat, and the top of the head is also black. The plumage is mainly yellow with an olive back and wings. There’s a white ring around the eye.

Weaver birds are a passerine family thus named due to their habit of ‘weaving’ their nests from vegetation. Most of them are found in Africa south of the Sahara.

Bertram's weaver at its nest entrance - Tanzania, Jan. 2018
Bertram’s weaver at its nest entrance – Tanzania, Jan. 2018
Bertram's Weaver in a nest colony, Tanzania - Jan. 2018
Bertram’s Weaver in a nest colony, Tanzania – Jan. 2018

BACK TO THE TOP