Red-billed Quelea

Quelea quelea - Travailleur à bec rouge

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Passeriformes

  • Family
    :

    Plocéidés

  • Genus
    :

    Quelea

  • Species
    :

    quelea

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 12 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 15 à 26 g
Longevity

2 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Quelea quelea quelea (Mauritania, Senegal and Gambia to sc Chad and n Central African Republic)
  • Quelea quelea aethiopica (Sudan to Somalia and south to ne Zambia and Tanzania)
  • Quelea quelea lathamii (Gabon, Congo and Angola to Malawi and Mozambique and south to s South Africa)

Foreign names

  • Travailleur à bec rouge,
  • Quelea común,
  • Quelea-de-bico-vermelho,
  • Blutschnabelweber,
  • piroscsőrű szövőmadár,
  • Roodbekwever,
  • Quelea beccorosso,
  • Blodnäbbsvävare,
  • Blodnebbvever,
  • pletiarka červenozobá,
  • snovač rudozobý,
  • Blodnæbsvæver,
  • miljoonakutoja,
  • Rooibekkwelea,
  • quelea de bec vermell,
  • Grímuvefari,
  • wikłacz czerwonodzioby,
  • rdečekljuni tkalec,
  • Красноклювый ткач,
  • コウヨウチョウ,
  • 红嘴奎利亚雀,
  • 紅嘴奎利亞雀,

Voice song and cries

Travailleur à bec rouge
♂ adult post breeding

Habitat

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

Illustration

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