Waxbills and Weavers

Waxbills and Weavers Photographed in Woodland, Scrubland, Wetland and Garden Habitat

The first gallery features images of waxbills from the Estrildidae family that I photographed in Singapore’s parks, gardens and reserves and in Australia’s tropical scrubland.

A second gallery displays weavers that belong to the Ploceidae family. I photographed these Old Word tropical birds in two Indian Ocean tropical island and in Singapore.

Waxbills

Waxbill Notes

All species featured in the gallery are currently ‘Red List’ assessed as ‘Least Concern’.

Waxbills are small short-billed oscines with rounded wings. Five species feature in the gallery including one plumage dimorphic; the black-bellied crimson finch. Waxbills feed on grass seeds so they often inhabit grassy areas in wooded or shrubby areas near water.

Weavers

Weaver Notes

All species featured in the gallery are currently ‘Red List’ assessed as ‘Least Concern’.

Weavers are small to medium sized birds that have slender to heavy-set bills. The four featured species are plumage dimorphic. The baya weaver is indigenous to Singapore while the other three introduced species include the red fody, village weaver and golden-backed weaver introduced into the Seychelles, Mauritius and Singapore, respectively.