Online resources

Lesser Masked Weaver

Online photos (and videos)

PHOWN Weaver nests – photos

Macaulay library (Cornell) – photos, videos, calls

African Bird Club – photos

Virtual Museum – photos (search – By Scientific or Common Name)

Bird calls

Also Macaulay library above
Xeno-canto – calls
AVoCet – calls

Bird atlas projects

Atlas projects – list

SABAP1 and SABAP2 maps


Biodiversity Heritage Library – web (Historical zoological literature)
Namibian data – web
eBird and Birds of the World
BirdLife International species page (click on ‘show items’ to see species list; good summary of info with emphasis on conservation status)
Avibase (comprehensive list of names in many languages)
Wikipedia (limited info for most weaver species)
Zoonomen – Zoological Nomenclature Resource (notes on taxonomy)
Specimen database – GBIF (not the easiest site to navigate)

Dieter is a qualified Bird Ringer and trainer, registered bird guide, and Weaver expert. Dieter is able to act as a bird guide for day trips in Cape Town, and is able to customise birds tours in South Africa and beyond.