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Baya Weaver


Baya Weaver
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Copyright: Sanjay Shivalli (sanjay) (115)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 550 D, Canon 55-250 mm IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 10:00
Viewed: 1605
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Busy in Nesting..

The breeding season of the Baya Weavers is during the monsoons. Baya Weavers are best known for the elaborately woven nests constructed by the males. These pendulous nests are retort-shaped, with a central nesting chamber and a long vertical tube that leads to a side entrance to the chamber. Although the birds prefer thorny trees. The males take about 18 days to construct the complete nest with the intermediate "helmet stage" taking about 8 days. The nests are partially built before the males begin to display to passing females by flapping their wings and calling while hanging from their nests. The females inspect the nest and signal their acceptance of a male. Once a male and a female are paired, the male goes on to complete the nest by adding the entrance tunnel. Males are almost solely in charge of nest building, though their female partners may join in giving the finishing touches, particularly on the interiors.

-From Wikipedia


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