Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Village Weaver

Ploceus cucullatus

Description:

Also known as the spotted-backed weaver or black-headed weaver. The village weaver is a stocky 15–17 cm bird with a strong conical bill and dark reddish eyes. Seen here in the grounds of a hotel where it was totally unconcerned with passing people.

Habitat:

This species occurs in a wide range of open or semi-open habitats, including woodlands and human habitation, and frequently forms large noisy colonies in towns, villages and hotel grounds. This weaver builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch in a tree. Two to three eggs are laid. Village weavers are colonial breeders, so many nests may hang from one tree.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Mel11
Spotted by
Mel11

Spotted on Nov 16, 2017
Submitted on May 16, 2020

Related Spottings

Baglafecht weaver Baya Weaver Baya Weaver Tecelão-de-cabeça-preta ..  Ploceus melanocephalus

Nearby Spottings

Mascarene Grey White-eye Village Weaver nests Geranium Plume Moth African Migrant