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Weaverbird (African Village)

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Textor cucullatus
Weaverbird (African Village)


They are found on the African grasslands (savannahs).


They live on the grasslands.

Body Traits

They are bright yellow underneath and on their heads with a black face. The top of their tail is black and their wings are black and rimmed in yellow.


They often form large groups (flocks).


They eat seeds.

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Males build large, fancy nests of grass and twigs that hang off branches with long tunnels into them. They each attract several females (polygamous), who choose a nest and lay 2 - 3 eggs in it. Females warm (incubate) the eggs and feed their young.

Weaverbird (African Village)


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriforme
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Textor
Species: T. cucullatus

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