Red-headed Weavers are widely distributed across Africa, from the edge of the Sahara to the northern regions of South Africa. During the breeding season, the males develop bright red heads and mantles which fade to dull yellow/orange for the remainder of the year.  They occur in areas of woodland and bushveld, often solitary or in pairs. The song is a rapid series of high-pitched notes running into a long nasal trill. Red-headed Weavers search for food mainly in trees and bushes, feeding on insects, seeds and fruit.  The nest is built by the male, sometimes helped by the female, and is circular in shape with a long entrance tunnel hanging downwards. Constructed of twigs, grass stems and leaves, it often has an untidy appearance; the interior is lined by the female with soft feathers and dry grass. The same nesting site is used each year and may include many nests from previous seasons.

Acknowledgements to Harald Leber for the reference photograph.

Signed Limited Edition Print on 300 GSM Fine Art Cotton Paper from an original watercolour painting. This print is delivered rolled into a tube, ready for framing. Free worldwide shipping.

Limited Edition of 25 Fine Art Prints.

Size: 420mm x 300mm

2 in stock

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 42 × 30 cm

Edward Bredenkamp


420MM X 300MM


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