Black-headed Herons preying on weavers

  • H Dieter Oschadleus


Herons occasionally prey on birds, both adults and nestlings, in an opportunistic manner. This short note reports on a Black-headed Heron Ardea melanocephala that killed a Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis in a mist-net, but did not manage to extract it from the net. This is the first confirmed report of a Black-headed Heron killing a Cape Weaver. Other records of this heron preying on weavers are listed.
How to Cite
OSCHADLEUS, H Dieter. Black-headed Herons preying on weavers. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], p. 1 - 3, aug. 2016. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2018.