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.
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.
- African Golden Weaver: Can be identified by their red eyes.
Calls / Vocalizations:
Their vocalizations are described as “Chet” notes and sizzling “radio static” songs.
- 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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