Behavioural Photographs of Waxbills and Weavers
The first image gallery displays some aspects of waxbill behaviour while the last three galleries feature photo essays of baya, golden and village weavers, respectively.
Waxbills Behaviour Notes
The double-barred finch appears to be eating tree shots. The munia images show feeding and nest building behaviours of chestnut and scaly-breasted munias.
Oriental Baya Weaver Photo Essay
Oriental Baya Weaver Photo Essay Notes
The Oriental baya weavers is a South Asian subspecies. The images show a small colony on Singapore ‘s Paula Urbin island. They were nesting in single tree in a grassy area near water which is typical habitat for these birds. Images show the tree where they were nesting, a group of nests and a single finished nest. Other images show the male weaving the nest and interacting with the female.
Golden Weaver Photo Essay
Golden Weaver Photo Essay Notes
Photographed in Singapore’s Lorong Halus Wetland this introduced species, from Eastern Tropical Africa, is a very destructive weaver that decimated foliage on about seven trees in a small area of the wetland. Each tree had about ten to twenty nests. Images show males striping leaves, weaving nests, perched and flying behaviours.
Village Weaver Photo Essay
Village Weaver Photo Essay Notes
Another destructive weaver from Central Tropical Africa introduced to Mauritius, a small colony was nesting in a rural back garden in La Gaulette village. Images show nest building behaviour by the males and a female perched before flying to inspect a nest.