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Birds

Baya
Weaver

Least Concern

Stable

Baya Weaver

Ploceus philippinus

The Baya Weaver is a weaver found across South and Southeast Asia. They inhabit grassland, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growths usually near fresh or brackish water. They are widespread and common within their distribution area but are prone to local seasonal movements.

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Regional Names
  • Assamese:
    টোকোৰা চৰাই
  • Bhojpuri:
    सोन चिरइया
  • Gujarati:
    સુઘરી
  • Hindi:
    बया, सोनचिड़ी
  • Kannada:
    ನೇಯ್ಗಾರ ಪಕ್ಷಿ, ಗೀಜಗ
  • Malayalam:
    ആറ്റക്കുരുവി
  • Marathi:
    सुगरण, देवचिमणी, विणकर, गवळण
  • Nepali:
    बया तोपचरा
  • Oriya:
    ବାୟାଚଢେଇ
  • Punjabi:
    ਬਿਜੜਾ
  • Sanskrit:
    सुगृहकर्ता, पितमुण्ड कलविङ्क
  • Tamil:
    தூக்கணாங்குருவி
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Taxanomy

PASSERIFORMES
PLOCEIDAE
Ploceus philippinus

Quick Facts
  • Female visits each & every nest and then only selects a particular nest based on its quality and comfort.
  • Each male has several nests and females at the same time.
Baya Weaver

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