Baya Weaver

Scientific Name: Ploceus philippinus
Common Name: Baya Weaver, Sughari, Suyam
Other Names: Baya, Son chiri, Bijra, Babui

Identifying Features: Short square tail, conical beak, yellow crown and breast, brown streaked wings

Fun Facts:

  • Baya weaver is a weaving bird which is best known for its hanging nests constructed by using leaves.
  • According to a local myth, Baya used to stick fireflies to their nest walls using mud in order to light up the interior of their nests during nights.


This image was clicked by Soumendu Das – via Flickr.

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