Mystery bird: vitelline masked weaver, Ploceus vitellinus

Vitelline masked weaver, Ploceus vitellinus (formerly; Ploceus velatus vitellinus, protonym; Fringilla vitellina), photographed at Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa.
Image: Dan Logen, 19 January 2010 [velociraptorize].
Nikon D300, 600 mm lens, ISO 640, f/7.1, 1/800 sec
Question: This brilliantly-coloured African mystery bird's basic shape should give you a clue as to the identity of its taxonomic family. Can you name it?
Response: This is an adult vitelline masked weaver, Ploceus vitellinus, in breeding plumage. These common birds are members of Ploceidae, the weaver finches, a... read more

 
1 March 2011 in Science &Technology, Views: 3
Source: Guardian
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