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Taveta Golden Weaver Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Ploceus castaneiceps
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    Taveta golden weavers are found in eastern Africa, from Kenya through Tanzania.
  • Status

    Taveta golden weavers are rated a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Habitat

    These birds live in a variety of habitats, from forests to swamps.
  • Niche

    They primarily eat seeds, with grasses and insects being part of their diet as well.
  • Life History

    The “weaver” portion of the Taveta golden weaver name reflects the elaborate nests that males “weave” from grass. Nests are often created over water, with females laying three eggs on average. The species nests in large colonies, often mixed with other weaver species.


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