The red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea), also known as the red-billed weaver or red-billed dioch, is the world's most abundant wild bird species, with an estimated adult breeding population of 1.5 billion pairs. Some estimates of the overall population have been as large as 10 billion. The entire population is found in sub-Saharan Africa and is generally absent from thickly forested regions and the southern reaches of South Africa. It is a small passerine bird of the weaver family, Ploceidae.
Red-billed Quelea
Date Location Count
2021-04-21 12:44Etosha NP--Galton Gate20
2021-04-18 12:56Toko Lodge & Safaris1
2021-05-08 17:00Ohorongo Game Reserve2000
2021-04-24 10:02Etosha NP--Okaukuejo Camp250
2021-04-24 13:00Etosha NP--Halali Camp5
2021-04-30 10:34Windhoek National Botanical Gardens15
2021-05-08 16:38Arebbusch Lodge2
2021-05-08 10:38Windhoek--Avis Dam70
2021-05-08 15:43Heja Game Lodge50
2021-04-20 12:40Queen Elizabeth II NP--Channel Track10
2021-04-21 10:39Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track14
2021-04-30 07:16Mahango Game Reserve20
2021-04-30 18:30Murchison Falls NP--Northern Gate area20
2021-05-02 06:17Fort Murchison Nature Lodge2500
2021-04-25 08:18Fazenda Sengha1
2021-05-05 06:26Nkasa Lupala NP12
2021-05-09 07:20Linyanti Wildlife Reserve--Kings Pool Camp40
2021-05-07 13:11Caprivi Houseboat Lodge30
2021-05-13 15:44Santawani Lodge
2021-05-08 14:29Kgalagadi TFCA--Nossob Camp25
2021-05-08 09:29Kgalagadi TFCA (South Africa portion - be more specific)36
2021-05-08 10:03andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge40
2021-05-08 07:37Zambezi NP--Zambezi River Dr.30
2021-05-08 06:55Livingstone Treatment Works50
2021-05-08 06:40Victoria Falls Sewerage Ponds
2021-05-13 07:26Zambezi River near Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)65
2021-05-14 09:24Victoria Falls (Zambia side)3
2021-05-08 06:24Blue Lagoon NP1
2021-05-07 12:05Lochinvar NP
2021-04-29 06:30Kisumu Waterfront (incl. Ndunga Swamp, Hippo Pt. and Impala Park)1
2021-05-08 07:34Kalimba Reptile Park12
2021-05-12 17:27Ahero Rice Fields51
2021-04-25 12:07Chitimbula Dam (Private Property - Permission Required)
2021-05-09 11:02Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-05-12 09:25Lake Baringo--West Shore (incl. Baringo Club and Robert's Camp and airstrip)1
2021-05-09 08:58Royal Zambezi Lodge150
2021-05-08 06:37Lower Zambezi NP1
2021-05-08 07:10Crater Lane, Menengai10
2021-04-24 16:14Lake Nakuru NP
2021-05-08 06:01Soysambu Conservency30
2021-05-08 07:04Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)10
2021-05-01 07:53Hara Langano Lodge2000
2021-05-08Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
2021-05-08Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Ngorongoro Crater
2021-04-26 18:16Red Sands Country Lodge10
2021-04-17 13:24Table Mountain NP--Cape Point (immediate area)
2021-04-24 09:52Ataye Wetlands1
2021-05-13 14:26Lake Magadi
2021-05-06 16:38Shewa Robit area14
2021-05-01 11:00Helderberg Nature Reserve4
2021-05-01 14:00KEFRI Lands, Kikuyu65
2021-05-08 05:31South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-05-06 06:30Nairobi NP4
2021-05-08 08:07Lewa Wildlife Conservancy12
2021-04-23 16:01Buffalo Springs NR
2021-05-08 07:05Dandora WTP, Ruai11
2021-05-08 06:36Thika Wastewater Treatment Plant20
2021-05-08 07:57Eluanata Dam1
2021-04-22 06:38Shaba NR25
2021-05-01 09:07Klein River lagoon5
2021-05-13 08:00Magongo Hills15
2021-04-19 07:36Amboseli western access (Namanga to Meshanani Gate)
2021-05-08 11:42Masinga Dam10
2021-05-09 10:47Mwea NR10
2021-05-12 08:05Outward Bound School and surrounds1
2021-05-08 16:20Mandegee farm4
2021-05-08 15:29Cleveland Dam/Haka Game Park3
2021-04-28 05:56Pilanesberg NP (please be more specific)50
2021-04-25 16:59Pilanesberg NP--Pilanesberg Center4
2021-05-16 07:37Pilanesberg NP--Bakabung8
2021-05-15 13:46Tsavo West NP--Lake Jipe Safari Camp200
2021-04-27 07:36Borakalalo NP38
2021-05-15 08:12Blouberg Nature Reserve2
2021-04-17 12:00Boons Road -- northern section (thornveld)50
2021-05-02 11:47Rolfontein Nature Reserve20
2021-04-17 06:30Boons Road100
2021-04-25 10:40Kgomo-Kgomo1
2021-04-27 13:48Wolfhuiskraal Farm (restricted access)1
2021-05-10 15:40Tsavo East NP--Ngutuni Safari Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary
2021-05-15 07:00Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2021-05-08 07:14Tsavo East NP--southern section
2021-05-16 06:54Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific; Do not log Kgomo-Kgomo birds here.)
2021-04-25 06:36Zaagkuildrift--Roets' Farm2
2021-04-16 22:00Diepsloot Nature Reserve1
2021-05-08 06:00Satao Tented Camp, Tsavo East NP40
2021-05-02 11:29Pretoria National Botanical Garden5
2021-05-08 10:37Polokwane Bird Sanctuary10
2021-04-27 07:21Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Otter Bridge2
2021-05-08 07:28Polokwane GR2
2021-04-24 11:00Mkhombo Nature Reserve9
2021-05-08 16:30Thokoza Wetland15
2021-05-02 10:04Garingboom Guest Farm5
2021-04-18 07:05Mabusa Nature Reserve15
2021-05-08 06:58Marievale Bird Sanctuary--Shelduck Hide12
2021-04-25 10:20Wilge River Valley (upper)60
2021-05-09 10:45Marievale Bird Sanctuary30
2021-04-25 10:04Qodesh Campground20
2021-04-25 10:51Wilge River Valley (MP)20
2021-05-15 15:12Kruger NP--Sandpit (Limited Access)100
2021-05-14 14:30Kruger NP--Lanner Gorge (ltd access)500
2021-04-23 07:41Bankplaas Road25
2021-05-01 06:52Devon Grasslands IBA (Mpumalanga Province)40
2021-05-10 05:30Arabuko-Sokoke NP--Kenya Forest Service2
2021-04-18 06:38Kruger NP--Pafuri Camp (Camp Guests Only)500
2021-05-08 06:00Kruger NP--Pafuri Picnic Site
2021-05-04 17:50Gonarezhou NP--Chipinda Pools29
2021-04-17 11:45Mansoor Hotel25
2021-04-23 07:30Leeupan (Mpumalanga Province)14
2021-05-08 17:30Ambassador Hotel230
2021-04-28 16:51Kruger NP--Shimuwini Bushveld Camp10
2021-04-28 08:55Kruger NP--Mopani Camp28
2021-04-28 10:55Kruger NP--Shipandani Overnight Hide220
2021-05-06 13:45Wakkerstroom bridge/causeway1
2021-05-03 12:52Kruger NP--Gardenia Hide2
2021-05-08 13:49Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)70
2021-05-08 15:47Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy40
2021-04-27 05:40Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast1
2021-04-29 06:00Phinda GR
2021-05-08Lagoa Nhassive
2021-05-15 16:00Dunes de Dovela3