Taveta Golden Weaver
Estimated Wild Population
Taveta golden weavers were named, in part, for the males' bright yellow feathers, which are paired with a green-tinted tail and wings and auburn patches on their nape and chest. Females have duller yellow-green plumage. These small songbirds primarily eat seeds, grasses, and insects. They often nest in large colonies, sometimes mixed with other weaver species.
Interesting Fact 1
Although classified as a songbird, their song is often described as harsh and unpleasant; it sounds like a low-pitched chattering.
Interesting Fact 2
The "weaver" portion of their name comes from the elaborate nests that males "weave" from grass.
Interesting Fact 3
Females often choose a mate based on nest-weaving skills.
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