The Baya Weaver Project: There once existed an interesting myth about this amazing bird in India. It was believed that the Baya sticks fireflies with mud to the nest walls to provide internal lighting. I guess once you see its nest making abilities, you expect it to do magic 🙂
I spotted this handsome young chap in the mating season amidst frenetic activity. Busy building the nest, weaving, hanging from the branch and showing off in an attempt to attract a female.
Frankly I was lucky this time. The earlier location where I spotted the Baya was so well camouflaged and lake facing, that it was impossible to get a clear shot.
The fellow featured here is a male of burmanicus race, with the distinctive bright yellow crown.
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