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A photo of a Scaly-feathered Weaver (Sporopipes squamifrons)
Scaly-feathered Weaver

Scaly-feathered Weaver

Sporopipes squamifrons

The Scaly-feathered Weaver, scientifically known as Sporopipes squamifrons, presents itself as a charming bird with a distinctive appearance attributed to its namesake scaly feathers. This species, also colloquially referred to as the Scaly-feathered Finch, is a member of the Ploceidae family.

Identification Tips

Upon observation, one may note the unique pattern of the bird's plumage, which resembles scales, giving it a rather reptilian aspect amidst the avian world. The adult bird can be seen attending to its spherical grass nest, a testament to its industrious nature.

Habitat

The Scaly-feathered Weaver thrives in the savannas and dry bushland, where it can find the materials it needs for its intricate nest-building.

Distribution

This species graces the African continent with its presence, specifically found across Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Behaviour

The Scaly-feathered Weaver is known for its sociable demeanor, often seen in flocks, and its remarkable nest-building skills.

Conservation status

Bird enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the Scaly-feathered Weaver is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN, indicating a stable population in the wild.

Scaly-feathered Weaver Sounds

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