|Copyright: Navnith Krishnan (navnith)
|Date Taken: 2012-09-28|
|Camera: Nikon D 80, NIKKOR AF 300 mm f/1:4ED|
|Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2015-03-15 7:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. These nest colonies are usually found on thorny trees or palm fronds and the nests are often built near water or hanging over water where predators cannot reach easily. They are widespread and common within their range but are prone to local, seasonal movements mainly in response to rain and food availability.|
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Hello Navnith Krishnan,
Very beautiful species this Baya Weaver. In Bengali we call this species "Babui". Nice timing when it was on its nest. They are so amazing...that they use cow dung (personally I have seen a nest which was fallen from palm tree due to storm) inside their nest and collect firefly and press them on cow dung. Don't know they use it for electricity or for food.
Thanks for sharing,
- [2015-03-15 12:43]
Hi Navnith,a bit distant and the details of the bird aren't the best,but the post is very interesting and the composition too,excellent work about this specie not often seen on TN.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.