Taveta golden-weaver

Ploceus castaneiceps


Least Concern

Activity Period




A dream weaver

A flash of gold and a flitter of yellow, this beautiful bird is best known for its nest-building skills. They expertly create hanging nests using only long grass and knots that would make a sailor jealous.

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Weavers will nest in swampy lowlands to raise their young but will live in any bushland otherwise.


Taveta golden-weavers are found in southern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.

Life Expectancy

Not much is known about their longevity, but some have been known to live into their twenties.


They are omnivores and will eat seeds, grain, and insects such as ants.

Social Structure

These birds can live in large groups; females typically outnumber males.

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