Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver
Plocepasser superciliosus

Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver, Mole National Park, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Mole National Park, Ghana
June 2011

The Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Equator between Gambia in West Africa and Ethiopia. It is found in scrub and wooded savanna.

It looks very like a sparrow and has, in the past, been classified as such.

It has a chestnut crown, a white supercilium, brown cheeks, a white crescent below the eye and a black malar stripe on a white throat. It also has two conspicuous wing-bars.

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