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Baglafecht Weaver plumages

2010-03-01 (47)

The Baglafecht Weaver has 8 distinct races, some of which have been considered separate species. Some races have an eclipse plumage while others retain the same plumage all year. All or most races intergrade. Usually the eye is pale and it has a black face, but the head and back colours vary (young birds probably all have dark eyes and paler faces). The species is found from central to East Africa, and is a monogamous breeder. A variety of plumages is illustrated from Rwanda and Kenya here.