Ploceus melanocephalus

Black-headed Weaver - There is a thriving colony of these birds in the Algarve region of Portugal. They are native to Africa. So called because of their woven nest that hang in trees and bushes. Those here in the Algarve are probably from escaped cage birds but thriving and breeding nevertheless. Photographs from Vilamoura reed beds. 

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This one had just been bathing in a puddle at Quinta Do Lago and took flight to a nearby tree for preening.

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