Red-headed Quelea

Quelea erythrops

Although this species has an incredibly large range, it is uncommon in southern and South Africa, where it occurs as a breeding migrant, from July to November, in damp grassland and adjoining woodland (specifically along the east coast of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa).

I first recorded this species in September 2013 in the gardens of Umngazi River Bungalows near Port St Johns. I did not realize that they travelled so far south, but after further investigation, this is clearly part of their journey before heading back north.


Sani-Pass-2-110211215-Red-headed-Quelia-3-S Red-headed Quelea / Umngazi River Bungalows, South Africa / 13 Sept 2013 Sani-Pass-2-118201215 Red-headed Quelea / Umngazi River Bungalows, South Africa / 13 Sept 2013 Sani-Pass-2-110211215-Red-headed-Quelia-3-S-Sani-Pass-2-149 Red-headed Quelea / Umngazi River Bungalows, South Africa / 13 September 2013 Sani-Pass-2-110211215-Red-headed-Quelia-3-S-Sani-Pass-2-132-Red-headed-Quelia-BEST
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