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Kaziranga NP--Western Range
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Passeriformes > Ploceidae

Asian Golden Weaver

Ploceus hypoxanthus

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Identification

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Bright yellow finch with a thick, powerful bill. Male is daffodil-yellow with a black mask, dark bill, and scaly speckling on the back. Female is duller yellow with a flesh-pink bill, weaker back patterning, and a much fainter head pattern. Baya Weaver is less extensively yellow, with the female having darker patterning on the back and wings than Asian Goldern Weaver. Inhabits lowland wet farmland and natural wetlands where the male builds round grass nests in small colonies. Native to mainland Southeast Asia and Sumatra; introduced to Singapore.

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