Fox's Weaver Ploceus spekeoides

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A chunky, short-tailed, long-billed weaver. Breeding males are mostly yellow with a black face mask, a pale eye, and a mostly black, yellow-streaked back. Females are much duller, brownish-olive overall and pale yellow below. Found very locally in Uganda, in swamps within savanna. Similar to Heuglin’s Masked-Weaver, but larger, and males have a darker back. Vocalizations are typical of weavers: “chek” notes and a squealing, sizzling “radio static” song. 

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