The Baya Weaver Project: So here’s the lady Baya Weaver. Sweet, innocent, apt. And the story of these ladies is quite interesting too. It seems the male Baya Weaver has to really sweat it out before this young lady says yes to him. The male builds most of the amazing nest, while the female adds finishing touches inside 🙂
Check out what wikipedia has to say on this:
“The male Baya Weavers take about 18 days to construct the complete nest with the intermediate “helmet stage” taking about 8 days. The nests are partially built before the males begin to display to passing females by flapping their wings and calling while hanging from their nests. The females inspect the nest and signal their acceptance of a male. Once a male and a female are paired, the male goes on to complete the nest by adding the entrance tunnel. Males are almost solely in charge of nest building, though their female partners may join in giving the finishing touches, particularly on the interiors. Females may modify the interiors or add blobs of mud. Studies have shown that nest location is more important than nest structure for the female when it selects the nest and mate.”
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