The Golden Palm Weaver (Ploceus bojeri) is a small Africa bird. It is in the Ploceidae family.
The Golden Palm Weaver is bright yellow with pale light-brown streaks on its wings. It has a bright golden face with a thick short black beak. Its eyes are dark and its legs are pink.
It grows to about 18 centimetres (7 inches) tall.
The Golden Palm Weaver is found in east Africa, in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania. It prefers wetlands, such as marshes and swamps, particularly if there are lots of reeds.
It eats seeds. It has strong jaws (mandibles) which can crack open seeds and nuts. It has predators, such as crows, other birds, and reptiles.
Golden Palm Weavers live in colonies. It is diurnal, active during the day.
The male Golden Palm Weaver makes its nest in the reeds in wetlands on ponds and in streams. The untidy nest is made of thin reeds. Its nest is globe-shaped and is hung between upright stems of reeds. Females lay about 3 eggs. The eggs hatch after 14-16 days. The female parent feeds her chicks.
The chicks leave the nest after 18-20 days.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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