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The Taveta Golden Weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps) is a species of bird belonging to the Ploceidae family. Here are some facts about the Taveta Golden Weaver:
Distribution: The Taveta Golden Weaver is found in East Africa, specifically in parts of Kenya and Tanzania. It is named after the Taveta region in Kenya.
Habitat: These birds inhabit wetlands, swamps, and areas with tall grasses. They are often found near water bodies such as lakes and rivers.
Physical Appearance: Male Taveta Golden Weavers are known for their striking and vibrant plumage. They have bright yellow-golden feathers on their bodies, contrasting with a chestnut-colored crown. Females, on the other hand, have more subdued colors, with an olive-brown plumage.
Nesting Behavior: Taveta Golden Weavers are known for their elaborate and intricate nest-building skills. The males construct large, hanging, and finely woven nests from grass. These nests can often be seen hanging from the tips of reed stems.
Breeding Season: Breeding usually occurs during the rainy season. The males build their nests to attract females for mating.
Social Structure: Taveta Golden Weavers are generally social birds. They are often found in small colonies, and their nests are sometimes close together, indicating a certain level of social tolerance among the individuals.
Diet: Their diet primarily consists of seeds and insects. They forage for food in the tall grasses and wetland areas where they live.
Conservation Status: As of my last knowledge update in January 2022, the Taveta Golden Weaver is not globally assessed on the IUCN Red List. However, like many bird species, it may face threats such as habitat loss and changes in environmental conditions.
November 12th, 2023
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