Barbets as Participants in Mixed Species Aerial Insect Feeding

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Birds feeding on termites or flying ants is an experience I have enjoyed since childhood. I occasional get to see these mixed species aerial insect feeding in forest locations. At 7.45am on 4th August 2022 at the Kledang Saiong Forest … Continued

Baya Weaver – food source

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Saw a number of Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) feeding on the sessile spikelets of the Chrysopogon aciculatus, locally called Love Grass because it sticks to our socks and pants. The bird climb up the stalks and their weight will often … Continued

Baya Weaver – song and calls

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“It is interesting to note how little is documented about the Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) calls locally. Possibly because they are considered common birds and hence less observed. Wells (2007) notes two types of calls – a harsh ‘chit’ … Continued

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 … Continued

Baya Weaver: Do females assist in nest building?

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In having observed numerous Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) males build their remarkable nests. I ask myself “do females assist in nest building?” Males usually build nests until the helmet stage. At this time they advertise to females by flapping … Continued

Baya Weaver – juvenile

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A juvenile Baya Weaver. Posting some images of a juvenile Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus infortunatus) that I saw at close range. Wells (2007) says about juveniles: Generally female-like. Distinguishing characteristics are not well known. Upper portion of a juvenile Baya Weaver. … Continued