White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

Plocepasser mahali

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver, Plocepasser mahali, photo © by Michael Plagens.

A White-browed Sparrow-Weaver forages for seeds on over-grazed pasture adjacent to Lake Bogoria, Kenya. October 2010.

These common brown and white seed eaters weave intricate nests from blades of grass suspended from branch tips of acacias and other savanna trees. It is common in arid and semi-arid regions throughout Kenya.

Ploceidae -- Weaver Family


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

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, page created 25 January 2011.