The Holub’s Golden Weaver (Plocus xanthops) is an African bird, which is also called the African Golden Weaver.
The Holub’s Golden Weaver is greenish-golden-yellow with pale-yellow eyes and a large black beak. Its upperparts and tail are greenish-yellow to golden-olive. The male has orange on its throat and upper chest.
It grows to about 15 centimetres (6 inches) tall.
It is native to eastern and southern Africa. It prefers bushy areas with tall grass alongside streams and rivers.
The Holub’s Golden Weaver eats insects, fruit, seeds, and nectar from flowers.
The Holub’s Golden Weaver is usually solitary, but it may be seen in pairs. It has a rounded, loosely-woven nest. It builds its nest near water in reeds or trees.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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