Golden Palm Weavers

 
Golden Palm Weaver
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The Golden Palm Weavers (Ploceus bojeri) - also known as  Mombasa Golden Weavers or Palm Weavers - are endemic to eastern Africa; specifically they occur naturally in the savanna regions of Ethiopia to southern Somalia, eastern Kenya and northeastern Tanzania.  They are mostly found in dry savannas, inland wetlands and along rivers, streams & creeks.

Description:

They are about 5.5 inches or 14 cm long (including the tail).  They weigh between 0.6 - 1 oz or 17 and 29 grams.

Breeding male:  bright yellow plumage except for an orangy head.

Female:  Duller plumage, with more yellow below.  

Both genders have dark eyes.  

Similar birds: 

  • African Golden Weaver: Can be identified by their red eyes.

Calls / Vocalizations:

Their vocalizations are described as “chet” notes and sizzling “radio static” songs.   

Global Names:

  • Catalan:  teixidor de les palmeres
  • Chinese:  橙头织巢鸟 /  橙頭金織布鳥
  • Croatian: narančastolica pletilja
  • Czech:  snovač Bojerův
  • Danish:  Palmevæver
  • Dutch:  Palmwever
  • Finnish: kookoskutoja
  • French: Tisserin palmiste
  • German:  Palmenweber
  • Hungarian:  sáfrányos szövőmadár
  • Italian:  Tessitore delle palme
  • Japanese:  ougon'yashihataori / オウゴンヤシハタオリ
  • Lithuanian:  Palminis audėjas
  • Norwegian:  Palmevevar
  • Polish:  wikłacz pomarańczowy
  • Portuguese:  Tecelão-das-palmeiras-dourado
  • Russian:  Пальмовый ткач
  • Slovak:  pletiarka palmová
  • Serbian:  Bojerova tekstor tkalja
  • Spanish:  Tejedor Palmero
  • Swedish:  palmvävare
  • Ukrainian:  Ткачик пальмовий

 

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