Black-Headed Weaver

Black-Headed Weaver (Ploceus Cucullatus Paropterus)

Black-Headed Weaver (Ploceus Cucullatus Paropterus) (Enlarge)

Photographed near Mombasa, Kenya, in February 2010.

The black-headed weaver (Ploceus cucullatus), also known as the village weaver or spotted-backed weaver, is found near water in sub-Saharan Africa. It builds a woven nest suspended in reeds or a tree.