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Weavers
   
   

Fig 1 : Baya Weaver - male
 

Fig 2 : Baya Weaver - male
 

Fig 3 : Baya Weaver - female
 

Fig 4 : Baya Weaver - colony
 
 

Figs 1 and 2 :
Baya Weaver - male
Ploceus philippinus
Habitat : Secondary forest edge

Notes : This nest is nearing completion, and all that remains is for the entrance tube to be added.

Fig 3 :
Baya Weaver - female
Habitat : Secondary forest edge

Notes : The female inspects the handiwork of the male, and makes final touches where necessary.

Fig 4 :
Baya Weaver - colony
Habitat : Secondary forest edge

Notes : Part of a colony of more than 10 nests in various stages of completion. Strips of grass for nest construction are taken from the long lalang grass in the foreground.

Fig 5 :
Nest  suspended by one-metre long woven grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Fig 5 : One-metre long nest.