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Baya Weaver Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ploceus manyar
Family : Ploceidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Villages
Description : The Baya Weaver is a small tawny brown passerine with a triangular bill (length 15 cm, weight 28 g, wing 7.4 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tail 4.8 cm). The male differs from the female. The breeding male has a yellow crown and the rest of the upperparts are dark brown streaked with buff. The sides of the head are blackish, the throat is grey, the breast is fulvous and the rest of the underparts are creamy-buff. It has a dark horn bill. The female and non-breeding males are entirely buffy with the back streaked with dark brown, a buff supercilium, and a creamy buff belly. The bill is horn-brown with a paler base. It feeds on grass seeds, cereals, and insects. It breeds in May-August and nests in colonies of 10-200 in palm trees.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;photo credit: Imran Shah (www.inaturalist.org/people/ Imran Shah ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:RAceForge II)(www.xeno-canto.org/RAceForge II)), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.