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Asian Golden Weaver

Asian Golden Weaver
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 6:20
Viewed: 3002
Points: 4
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Asian Golden Weaver
(Ploceus hypoxanthus)
Size: 15 cm

The beautiful golden plumage of the male is unmistakable. Female distinguished with difficulty from the Streaked Weaver and Baya Weaver by massive bill, very thick at base.

Like the Streaked Weaver.

Found in lowland freshwater marshes, rivers and lakes with tall grasses and nearby wet paddy fields. Behaviour and nesting habits much like the Streaked Weaver. A low-density species which does not occur in any great number within its small range. Seems to be declincing in numbers and is now regarded as near threatened with global extinction.

Very rare resident breeder and escapee in Singapore.

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very good picture with great details and nice colours.Strong composition. Best Regards and have a nice day.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2011-06-13 13:19]

Ola Ang bela foto de cores muito bela e nitidez exelente parabéns.

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