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Baya Weaver Male With Nest


Baya Weaver Male With Nest
Photo Information
Copyright: Raja Purohit (Rajapurohit) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 46] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 4:48
Viewed: 4829
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across South and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. These nest colonies are usually found on thorny trees or palm fronds and the nests are often built near water or hanging over water where predators cannot reach easily. They are widespread and common within their range but are prone to local, seasonal movements mainly in response to rain and food availability.

These are sparrow-sized (15 cm) and in their non-breeding plumage, both males and females resemble female house sparrows. They have a stout conical bill and a short square tail. Non-breeding males and females look alike, dark brown streaked fulvous buff above, plain (unstreaked) whitish fulvous below, eyebrow long and buff coloured, bill is horn coloured and no mask. Breeding males have a bright yellow crown, dark brown mask, blackish brown bill, upper parts are dark brown streaked with yellow, with a yellow breast and cream buff below


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-04-15 5:07]

Hi Raja,
A very beautiful and interesting composition, congratulations.
Have chosen this great POV that allows us to admire this beautiful little bird.
A very special player, congratulations.
Have a pleasant day,
Adrian

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-04-15 9:41]

very colorful,
nice picture
tfs

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