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Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula

The Rüppell's weaver (Ploceus galbula) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family, which is native to the northern Afrotropics. The species is named after the German zoologist and explorer Eduard Rüppell (1794–1884).

Range
It is found in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Illustration from Rüppell, 1840
By Rüppell, Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig, Taf. 32, Public Domain,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=54987222


Listen to the Rüppell's weaver


Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder High Pass Filter in Audacity applied

September and there were Rüppell's weaver all over Djibouti busy building nest making this noise. I don´t know if it is a call, but it was hear everywhere there were some greenery

Ferme Agro-Pastorale de Dikhil is a small park, agriculture school or something in Dikhil and just ask if you can enter to go have a look for birds


www.xeno-canto.org


Rüppell's weaver “weaving” a nest in Assamo, Djibouti - September 2018


Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Rüppell's weaver nest
Assamo, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Rüppell's weaver nest
Assamo, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver building nest
Assamo, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver building nest
Ferme Agro Pastorale De Dikhil, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver building nest
Ferme Agro Pastorale De Dikhil, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver building nest
Ferme Agro Pastorale De Dikhil, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver building nest
Ferme Agro Pastorale De Dikhil, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver building nest
Ferme Agro Pastorale De Dikhil, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Old Rüppell's weaver nest hanging in the tree
Assamo, Djibouti - September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
We found an old Rüppell's weaver nest on the ground
Assamo, Djibouti - September 2018


Conservation status
Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 6 September 2018
Location: Goda Mountains, Djibouti


Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver - Goda Mountains, Djibouti - 6 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Goda Mountains, Djibouti - 6 September 2018


Thanks to Valéry Schollaert and andyadcock at Birdforum I could identify the juvenile Rüppell's weaver. I had put it down as a Yellow-spotted petronia.

Forum thread HERE

Birdforum


Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Goda Mountains, Djibouti - 6 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Female or juvenile Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018




Thanks to ammadoux at Birdforumfor help with the juvenile VS female.

Forum thread HERE

Also thanks to ammadoux for an very interesting link to the birdforum discussion “Different faces of the Rüppell's weaver”


Birdforum



Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018

Rüppell's weaver, Ploceus galbula
Male Rüppell's weaver - Assamo, Djibouti - 7 September 2018



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