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The baglafecht weaver (Ploceus baglafecht) adult male has a distinctive black mask which extends from the bill through the eye and onto the ear coverts. The female lacks a mask but has dusky lores with yellowish-green cap. This weaver is found in eastern and central Africa. The origin of the word baglafecht is a mystery and was coined by Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, probably from a local name in an Abyssinian language. Scottish traveller James Bruce refers to Bagla as a language or tribe, and Buffon may have added fecht as a local word for finch – hence baglafecht.
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