Village Weaver

Village Weaver

Scientific name: Ploceus cucullatus


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.

Least Concern (Inc. Bar)
  1. We live...

    To the left of the meerkat enclosure, opposite the back of the Food Barn.

  1. Food Fact

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

  2. Fun Fact

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

  3. Fun Fact

    Male weavers tend to be the nest builders, rather than the females.

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