Black-breasted Weaver

Resident or local migrant, endemic to South Asia.

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The Black-breasted Weaver is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Black-breasted Weaver - Ploceus benghalensis Tisserin du Bengale = Tisserin du Bengale Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Arpit Deomurari Site web : Waders Order : Passériformes Family : Ploceidae Species : Black-breasted Weaver Sex : Male Age : Adult Plumage : Breeding Reference: arde51672 Other pictures More

Black-breasted 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. More

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis - Male assuming breeding plumage Black-breasted Weaver Photographer : More

The Black-breasted Weavers in Uttar Pradesh congregate in very impressive flocks in summer following the growing-up of the young birds of the year. In Jaunpur I "met" one such flock - easily 2000 strong - by being literally blocked by them as they crossed over the road. Farmers tilling the soil had little effect on the flock that was on a feeding frenzy. More

Black-breasted Weaver (Ploceus benghalensis) is a widespread resident in Indo-Gangetic plains of India. More

Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis 2009 IUCN Red List Category (as evaluated by BirdLife International - the official Red List Authority for birds for IUCN): Least Concern Justification This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). More

BLACK-BREASTED WEAVER * Ploceus benghalensis * 14 cms previous Click here to comment on this image next Site Map Oriental Bird Club Copyright of all images is retained by Vijay Cavale and respective copyright owners. More

Black-breasted Weaver - Ploceus benghalensis The Weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. These are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills, most of which breed in sub-Saharan Africa, with fewer species in tropical Asia and also in Australia. The weaver group is divided into the buffalo, sparrow, typical, and widow weavers. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season. More

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A black-breasted weaver (Ploceus benghalensis) nest in the fields of Nimaj. IN-RAJ-1111.JPG 3 of 47previous next A black-breasted weaver (Ploceus benghalensis) nest in the fields of Nimaj. Copyright More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Ploceus
Species : benghalensis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)