Baya Weaver – female inspecting nest

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A female Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) inspecting a partially constructed nest (early helmet stage) with the male watching anxiously, hoping to be accepted (below). The brood chamber is on the right and the entrance hole on the left. Only when accepted will the male complete the nest by closing the brood chamber and constructing an entrance tube.

I saw a female visit a completed nest but was ‘attacked; by a male and chased away. Possibly not the female he was mating-bonded to.

 

Amar-Singh HSS (Dato’ Dr)

Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

 

Location: Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Habitat: Ex-mining pools & fruit farming next to limestone outcroppings

Date: 8th February 2021

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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