The Baya Weaver

The Baya Weaver

The Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across South and Southeast Asia also in Pakistan punjab. Flocks of these birds are found in grasslands, cultivated areas, scrub and secondary growth and they are best known for their hanging retort shaped nests woven from leaves. These nest colonies are usually found on thorny trees or palm fronds and the nests are often built near water or hanging over water where predators cannot reach easily. They are widespread and common within their range but are prone to local, seasonal movements mainly in response to rain and food availability.