White-headed Buffalo-weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli) - HBW 15, p. 133
French: Alecto à tête blanche
Spanish: Bufalero Cabeciblanco
Other common names: White-faced Buffalo-weaver
Taxonomy: Textor dinemelli Rüppell, 1845, Shoa, Ethiopia.
Races intergrade in S Kenya and NE Tanzania. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- dinemelli ( Rüppell, 1845) - SE Sudan, SW, S & E Ethiopia, Somalia (except NE), NE Uganda, Kenya (except SE) and NE Tanzania.
- boehmi ( Reichenow, 1885) - SE Kenya S to SC Tanzania.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 10 videos
A bird drinking in a puddle. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp dinemelli)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 7 years ago 22 sec 4.5
A bird feeding on the ground. Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp dinemelli)
Josep del Hoyo 28 November 2005 7 years ago 33 sec 4.3
An individual in a puddle, drinking with other birds. Locality Lake Langano, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp dinemelli)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 7 years ago 47 sec 4.1
A bird calling from a feeder. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 37 weeks ago 23 sec 3.8
A bird at a feeder, scratching the head. Locality Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas, USA (United States)
Josep del Hoyo 18 June 2012 37 weeks ago 20 sec 3.5
A dorsal view of a bird calling twice. Locality Vogelpark Walsrode, Walsrode, Lower Saxony, Germany
Josep del Hoyo 12 August 2006 3 years ago 22 sec 3.3
PhotosSee all 17 photos
Birds around the Lodge at Taranguire.
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania (ssp boehmi)
Stan Mansfield 8 April 2011 2 years ago 4.1
Bird was walking in grass.
Locality Kansas, USA (United States)
Dannie Polley 14 May 2012 49 weeks ago 4
Locality Yabelo, Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Krzysztof Blachowiak 20 November 2009 33 weeks ago 3.9
Near the spring at Shaba
Locality Samburu-Buffalo Springs National Reserves, Kenya
Marco Valentini 29 July 2006 2 years ago 3.8
Adult and juvenile (right) on a feeder.
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya (ssp boehmi)
David Valentin 23 May 2012 18 weeks ago 3.8
An adult perched in a tree.
Locality Bogol Manyo, Genale Valley, Ethiopia (ssp dinemelli)
David Beadle 27 January 2009 18 weeks ago 3.7