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Baya Weaver (Male)


Baya Weaver (Male)
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-29 2:11
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Points: 2
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Baya Weaver
(Ploceus philippinus)
Size: 15 cm

Description:
Best distinguished from the streaked weaver by its nest, which is very different.

Voice:
A swallow-like chip; also a harsh, chattering song near nest.

Habits:
Found in open country with some trees, usually near wetlands with long grass. Reported to be reduced in numbers, but recent reports indicate that large colonies still exist in prime locations. The carefully woven nest with a long entrance tube is suspended high in a tree near water.

Distribution:
Common resident breeder through the island.


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To AnimalExplorer: Hi PaulMeerkat 1 05-06 18:19
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Hi Ang,
I just watched a video on these incredibly naturually talented birds that have so rightfully earned their name. The intricacy of the weaved basket nest are quite impressive as each blade of grass is carefully and strategically woven into place. I would like to see these birds as a spectator one day but until then I'll just have to sit back and enjoy your wonderful presentations of the cute little weavers. Paul :)

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