African Golden Weaver Yellow Weaver Ploceus subaureus

African Golden Weaver
African Golden Weaver
The African Golden Weaver (sometimes referred to as the Yellow Weaver) male is a bright yellow with an orange head, red eye and black beak. The female is light brown with a lighter underside and pink-brown beak. They are native to south and east Africa.
African Golden Weaver
African Golden Weavers
African Golden Weaver nest
African Golden Weaver nesting
African Golden Weaver
Like most other weaver birds, the male weaver constructs a suspended nest protected from the elements and from predators by an entrance in the base, -- the one above still incomplete. The complex nest is woven from grasses, reeds and shreds of palm leaves. The female then lines it with soft grasses and down.