White-headed Buffalo-Weaver

Dinemellia dinemelli

White-headed Buffalo-weaver, Dinemellia dinemelli, photo © by Michael Plagens. Identified by F. N'gweno.

Lake Bogoria National Park, Kenya. 8 October 2010.

In dry open country with acacia trees this large conspicuous seed eater is bound to be seen. It is a 'weaver' because it is in the weaver bird family and like its relatives constructs an intricate and species-specific-design nest from grass stems. Widespread through Africa in savanna and grazing lands.

Ploceidae -- Weaver and Bishop Family


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

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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updated 23 Sept. 2016.