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Slender-billed Weaver

Ploceus pelzelni

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Miniscule yellow weaver with an unusually long and slender bill. Breeding males have a clean black face mask and yellow underparts. Females have a clean, pale-yellow head, unlike other weavers. Found in wetland habitats including swamps, marshes, and mangroves, and sometimes in adjacent savanna or scrub. Usually in pairs or small groups; not as social as some weavers. Vocalizations are typical of weavers: “chet” notes and a sizzling, “radio static” song. Most similar to Little Weaver, but found in different habitat, and has a much longer bill. Separated from all other weavers by its small size and bill shape.

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