Waxbills and Weavers Behaviour

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

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.

Weaver Behaviour

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.