The Black-necked Weaver lives in tropical forests of sub-Saharan Africa. Northern subspecies have olive-coloured backs/wings and southern subspecies (shown) have
dark brown or black. Like many weaver birds, it weaves a suspended nest of grass and twine, its nest being loosely woven and with a downward-facing entrance tube.
The breeding male, shown above, has a yellow/orange crown and a black throat.
The female, shown above, has a black crown and yellow throat. Both have black bandit eye masks, that of the female extending back further leaving a yellow eyebrow.