Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura
(aka Yellow-shouldered Widowbird)
Male Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Brenu-Akyinim, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

May 2011

The Yellow-mantled Widowbird is distributed in tropical Africa from Senegal and Gambia south to Angola and east to South Sudan and western Mozambique. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in moist grassland and marsh.

Male Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Shai Hills, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image Photo 2 shows a male moving from non-breeding into breeding plumage. Like all members of the weaver family, the male builds a woven nest.

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