Birds called the buffalo weaver comprise another ploceid subfamily, Bubalornithinae. Photo taken by Adam Riley in Kenya. [1] All birds of the Ploceidae are native to the Old World, most in Africa south of the Sahara, though a few live in tropical areas of Asia.

The Speckle-fronted Weaver is an attractive East African species.

Each male builds numerous nests, most of which are rejected by the female, who will eventually select a nest she is happy with, allow the proud architect who usually hangs under his masterpiece to mate with her and then begins the breeding process. Usually the male birds weave the nests and use them as a form of display to lure prospective females. It will take small coins from the hand and bring them to its master, and will come to a call from a long distance. Instead of doing the work repeatedly, or sometimes using complicated scripts, this plug-in reconstructs the shape, subdivides any mesh, even made by polylines, and helps preparing for fabrication. Eggs and poultry make up a significant part of peoples' diets.


Weavers are truly magical birds, combining bright plumages with ingenious weaving talents and cheerful, noisy social lives. Its most unique feature is the abilit… Ornithology, Ornithology is the branch of zoology that deals with birds.

Animal Behaviour 52, no. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. . The communal nest of the social weaver can hold up to three hundred breeding pairs and may reach 10 feet (3 meters) in height and 15 feet (5 meters) in width. [4] When in 1766 the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus updated his Systema Naturae for the twelfth edition, he added 240 species that had been previously described by Brisson. Ibis 114 (1972): 367–376. We saw a large number of nests during our horseback safari in Victoria falls and on our drives in Namibia. "A Contribution to Our Knowledge of the Parasitic Weaver Anomalospiza imberbis." I know they can be used for navigation in the bush, but am not sure which side of trees they build their individual nests. VII. The young disperse to new locations not far from their nest and young have been located up to two kilometres away from their origin. WildMan. This rather aberrant weaver-like bird is endemic to northern Tanzania, although the first Kenya record was recently obtained during a Rockjumper Birding Tour in the Maasai Mara. The baya is like a wild sparrow but yellow.

San Diego zoo article. This aberrant, diminutive weaver-like bird is a mysterious species seen by very few birders.

[9], Baya weavers are social and gregarious birds. This dark weaver constructs a beautiful, finely-woven nest that is suspended between two reed stems inside marshes.

Ploceidae is a family of small passerine birds, many of which are called weavers, weaverbirds, weaver finches and bishops. Encyclopedia.com. They are called "weavers" because of the complex, elaborate nests that various species build.