Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52291

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Ploceidae
Genus:Plocepasser
Genus species:Plocepasser mahali

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:18 cm
Identification:The crown, lores, and mustache of the white-browed sparrow weaver are black. Its eyebrows, rump, and uppertail coverts are white. Overall, the white-browed sparrow is light brown in color with white tips on its upperwing coverts and whitish undersides.
Habitat:Dry acacia velds, with isolated patches of larger trees
Diet:Omnivore: insects, locusts, termites, small beetles grains and seeds
Reproduction:White-browed sparrow weavers nest in thorn trees.
The white-browed sparrow weaver remains in flocks year-round and breeds in company, building several nests in a single tree.
Behavior:White-browed sparrow weavers are very noisy birds and keep up a constant chattering while searching for food.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:When a nest is being used for roosting, it has two entrances. When it is being used for breeding, one of the entrances is blocked.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Africa
Eastern Africa
Date:1967-10 Subjects:White-browed sparrow weaver
perching birds
Weaverbirds
Ploceidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52291