Village Weaver

Village Weaver 

Village weavers are medium-sized members of the weaver family found through much of western, central and eastern Africa. Weavers get their name from the intricate basket nest that the males weave in trees. Village weavers are a colony species with up to 200 nests in a single tree. These colonies are frequently seen in urban and village locations.

Males will use their nests as a way to advertise themselves to females. Having judged the male on his woven nest, the female will then line it with feathers, grass and leaves.

 

FAST FACTS
SCIENTIFIC NAME PLOCEUS CUCULLATUS
WHERE IN THE WILD? LOWLAND RAINFORESTS, WOODLANDS, HUMAN HABITATION, SAVANNAS OF AFRICA
WHAT'S ON THE MENU?   
FRUIT, INSECTS, SEEDS
LIFE EXPECTANCY
14-24 YEARS