Facts about the Weaver Bird : The Weaver bird (Ploceus Philippinus) is also known as the Baya Bird. It is mostly found in the Southeast region of Asia and is most common in the Indian subcontinent. In India total found four species of this bird.
Facts about the Weaver Bird
They usually live in a colony and made their colony near the paddy fields, grasslands, and riverside. The female bird lays about two to four eggs and after 15 to 20 days eggs incubate.
The male bird has all the responsibility to feed and protect the entire family. After 17 to 20 days the chicks left the nest and start their new journey.
Diet of the Weaver Birds:-
They are herbivorous and feed on seeds. Some report says that they also take small insects as their food.
Life Span:- The Life span of the Weaver bird lies within 10 to 15 years.
About the Nest:-
This bird is famous for its pendulous nest that hangs on the trees, especially on the Palm tree.
This tiny bird uses dry leaves of paddy and grass to make its special nest.
The nest has two entrances and there is a special feature to pass light and air. That means it is well ventilated from the inside.
The male bird usually made such a nest before the arrival of the monsoon season. It is the symbol of their breeding season.
Threat to Baya Bird:-
Climate change is the biggest threat to this bird. Their number is reducing rapidly.
Shrinking of wetlands, increase in temperature, pollution are the reason behind the decrease in the population of baya bird.
They come under Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
In 2017, Odisha hold the first position to have the highest number of Baya Weaver bird in India.