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White-Headed Buffalo Weaver Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Dinemellia dinemelli
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    Eastern Africa, from Tanzania to Somalia

  • Status

    Considered a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

  • Habitat

    Savanna and dry brush

  • Niche

    They forage on the ground for insects, seeds and fruit.

  • Life History

    White-headed buffalo weavers are named for their elaborate nests, which they build by “weaving” together thorny branches. Females lay three–five eggs, which are incubated for 11–14 days. Both parents build the nest and feed chicks.


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