Black-breasted Weaver

Information about the Bird Black-breasted Weaver

The black-breasted weaver, also known as the Bengal weaver or black-throated weaver (Ploceus benghalensis), is a weaver resident in the northern river plains of the Indian subcontinent. Like the other weavers, the males build an enclosed nest from reeds and mud, and visiting females select a mate at least partially based on the quality of the nest.

Resident or local migrant, endemic to South Asia. Species is described as 'common' in at least parts of its range.
It is found throughout northern part of Indian subcontinent.
Local Names: Hindi: Sarbo baya, Bengali: (Kalo-buk babui), (Bangla babui), (Shor baJa), (Kantawala baya).

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