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Weaverbird (African Village)

Textor cucullatus
Weaverbird (African Village)

Range

They are found on the African grasslands (savannahs).

Habitat

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.

Habits

They often form large groups (flocks).

Diet

They eat seeds.

Reproduction

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)

Classification

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

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