Red-headed Weaver

Anaplectes rubriceps

Red-headed Weaver, Anaplectes rubriceps, photo © by Michael Plagens.

This female photographed in the Kerio Valley west of Kabarnet, Kenya. December 2015.

Males of Red-headed Weavers have bright red plumage on the head and shoulders whereas the female's red is restricted to a narrow patch on the wing and distinctively, the bill.

Ploceidae -- Weavers and Bishops Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

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Kenya Natural History

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