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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Streaked Weaver

Here is a picture of a bird  from Bali island. On a New Year day last year, I was visiting a resort in the morning. While I was walking to a building at the back area of the resort, I saw a bird in bamboo trees. He was weaving his nest. Perhaps he was preparing it to attract female bird for mating. Because I could not take picture of his face I could only guess that it was a Streaked Weaver (Ploceus manyar).
In Indonesia we call it burung manyar. The front and back yards of the resort were filled with trees that attract birds to stay and even build their nests there. The bird eats grains such as rice that is abundant at the rice fields around the resort complex area. Bali is a nice place for birdwatching. There are a lot of birds to watch.
While guests of the resort were enjoying their breakfast, the weaver bird was busy building his "home." He was not afraid of the presence of humans just a few meters below his nest. by Charles Roring/ E-mail: peace4wp@gmail.com