When a female weaverbird
finds a nest she likes, she mates with the male that built it.
The water ripples as their hefty bodies sink beneath the surface, weaverbirds
twist and turn through the air singing their way into the day, and thorn trees rustle against the breeze.
The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 protects only native Indian birds like Munias, Parakeets, Peacocks, Weaverbirds
, Koel, Mynahs, and Owls, which despite the ban are available for sale across the country.
I stare at the dark glassy running water; it is not dawn yet and everywhere is quiet except for chattering weaverbirds
on the palm trees.
Birds like finches and weaverbirds
build beautiful nests.
Collection records include dead leaves of palmetto, cane, fan-flower, and banana; dead leaves of evergreen trees; dried leaves of hula skirts; and nests of weaverbirds
(Usinger 1946, 1951; Lattin 2005b; Yamada & Hirowatari 2007b; Jung & Lee 2011b).
Birds are significantly agentive too: the amahobohobo weaverbirds
speak the language of the ancestors; the hadedahs accede to a character's bidding and a giant kingfisher shares a sense of humour with human protagonists.
Tragopan pheasants from the Himalayas, sunbirds and African weaverbirds
were also seen having escaped from wildlife parks, zoos or private collections.
Biologists have found dozens of bird species that catch interloper eggs from different species, but only a few--some ostriches, weaverbirds
, moorhens, and now coots--with defenses against sneaks of their own species.
learned to weave nests and the swallows learned to model theirs in clay.
Experimental evidence for facilitation of pair formation by bright color in weaverbirds