Taveta Golden Weaver

[Ploceus castaneiceps]

Zsspl659bmggstlmxbxo The Taveta Golden Weaver is a bird about 5.5 inches long is bright yellow overall with greenish yellow backs and tails. The yellow wings are tinged with rusty black bars. From other similar colored weaver birds, the back of its head and breast patches of light orange-red are its distinguishing features. These spots are a feature of the male, it is absent in the females.

Location: African Elephant Crossing

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Range
The range of the Taveta Golden Weaver is Kenya and Tanzania in East Africa.
Habitat
The Taveta Golden Weaver inhabits swamp vegetation and open acacia woodland.
Gestation
Incubation: 13 days
Litter
Clutch size: Normally 3 eggs
Behavior
The Taveta Golden Weaver is a noisy and gregarious species. They may abruptly desert the breeding colony for no apparent reason, and return after an absence of weeks or months.
Reproduction
The oval, unlined nest of the Taveta Golden Weaver is usually built over water, attached to two or more stems of reeds or grass. Nests have been recorded from March to May and August to November. Two or three eggs are produced, dark olive green and often with indistinct dark mottling.
Wild Diet
Grass, seeds
Zoo Diet
Small seeds vegetables and fruits
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