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Taveta golden weaver on branch
Flights of Fancy

Taveta Golden Weaver

Ploceus castaneiceps

About

Taveta golden weavers are colorful birds known for their weaving skills! Males are yellow with red bits on their face. They use their beaks to weave nests made of reeds from swampy areas, which are suspended off the ground and open on the bottom. After building a nest, the male will perform a courtship display for females, who are a little less brightly colored. They choose their mate based on the males’ courtship efforts.

Golden weaver family life is short. Females lay three eggs, which incubate for two weeks, and the chicks are ready to leave the nest only two weeks after they hatch! Weavers are social birds, so the young will soon join a large flock and communicate with calls and body displays. They may live up to 20 years.

Size
5–6 inches long
Live in
Kenya and Tanzania
Food
Seeds, insects
IUCN Red List Status
Least Concern
Taveta golden weaver in nest

Conservation

Taveta golden weavers are thriving in their habitats. You can help birds in your area thrive by planting native plants to provide habitat and food for them.

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