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White-headed Buffalo-weaver

White-headed Buffalo-weaver

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Scientific Name:

Dinemellia dinemelli


Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda


Omnivore. Mainly insects (beetles, caterpillars etc), also seeds and fruit.


Habitat:  Dry bush, savanna.

Incubation: 11-14 days, 3-4 eggs

Social structure: Groups of 3-6 individuals

Weight: 57-85g

Dimensions:  18cm

Lifespan: 20 under human care

Estimated population in the wild: Common

IUCN Status: Least Concern

Threats:  There are no major threats to this species.

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Males display to females by spreading their wings to show their white wing-patches and red-orange .

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