Village Weaver Birds

Name

Village Weaver

Scientific Name

Ploceus cucullatus

Characteristics

Village weavers are medium-sized members of the weaver family. Breeding males have black heads with bright yellow and orange across much of the rest of the body. Females have olive-green and yellow feathers with dark brown across the tail.

Diet

They have a varied diet including seeds, fruits, nectar and insects. 

   
   

Fun Fact

Weavers get their name from the impressive basket nests that the males weave in trees. 

IUCN Red list

They are marked as Least Concern on the IUCN List. 

Where do I live?

They originate from western, central and eastern Africa. 
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