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Baya Weaver(male)

Ploceus philippinus


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.(


last photograph left side is a female baya.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Beautiful additions to this lovely spotting.

HemantKumar 7 years ago

added few more photographs

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Fantastic series.

HemantKumar 7 years ago

added one more

ThaddeusFears 7 years ago

Gorgeous photo, beautiful colors!

YogeshSave 7 years ago

superb!! Hemant :-)

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

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 7 years ago

Still weaving his nest. Excellent action picture!

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

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