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Baya Weaver(male)

Ploceus philippinus

Description:

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.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baya_Weaver)

Notes:

last photograph left side is a female baya.

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11 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Beautiful additions to this lovely spotting.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 7 years ago

added few more photographs

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Fantastic series.

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 7 years ago

added one more

ThaddeusFears
ThaddeusFears 7 years ago

Gorgeous photo, beautiful colors!

YogeshSave
YogeshSave 7 years ago

superb!! Hemant :-)

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 7 years ago

thx Ava will add it ...:)
one more shot added

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Please consider adding this excellent spotting to the Animal Architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

HemantKumar
HemantKumar 7 years ago

thx Alicelongmartin n ArgyB

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Beautiful photos Hemant. I never get to see these so close. Thanks.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Still weaving his nest. Excellent action picture!

HemantKumar
Spotted by
HemantKumar

India

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jun 24, 2012

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