Baya Weaver

Baya Weaver

The Baya Weaver Project:

Fancy me? The fellow featured here is a male of burmanicus race, with the distinctive  bright yellow crown.

Hanging from the semi-finished nest.

The Baya Weavers nest in colonies typically of up to 20-30, close to the source of food, nesting material and water. They are best known for the elaborately woven nests constructed by the males. The nests are woven with long strips of paddy leaves, rough grasses and long strips torn from palm fronds. Each strip can be between 20–60 cm in length.

Did you know it takes almost 18 days and 500 visits for this chap to finish one nest?

Ref: wikipedia

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