Baya Weavers – moulting and feeding

I enjoy these ‘common’ birds very much. This male Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) with a rich breeding cap was moulting extensively in the breast (cinnamon plumage) and mantle plumage. Notice the beak which is becoming fully black as expected in a breeding male. The black in the face is also developing well.

It was feeding on the small nuts (purple) of the Winged Scleria (Scleria bancana), the plant it is resting on.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Papan Forest Reserve, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Forest fringe

Date: 27th August 2020

Equipment: Equipment: Nikon D500 SLR with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR, handheld with Rode VideoMic Pro Plus Shotgun Microphone

 

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