Village Weaver

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Names, conservation status and distribution
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Tsavo West National Park
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Lake Baringo
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Triangle Mara National Reserve
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Triangle Mara National Reserve

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Sagana
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Sagana
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Sagana
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Lake Baringo
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Sagana

black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Lake Baringo
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana

black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Lake Baringo
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Sagana
black-headed weaver, tisserin à tête noire, tejedor cabecinegro, birds of Kenya, birds of africa, ornithology, Nicolas Urlacher, wildlife of Kenya
Triangle Mara National Reserve

The village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus), also known as the spotted-backed weaver or black-headed weaver (the latter leading to easy confusion with P. melanocephalus), is a species of bird in the family Ploceidae found in much of sub-Saharan Africa. It has also been introduced to Hispaniola, Mauritius and Réunion.

This often abundant 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.

Village weavers feed principally on seeds and grain, and can be a crop pest, but it will readily take insects, especially when feeding young, which partially redresses the damage to agriculture. The calls of this bird include harsh buzzes and chattering.

Source : Wikipedia