Alternative name: Yellow Weaver; Eastern Golden Weaver
- Ploceus subaureus
Golden yellow bird, male red eye and horn coloured beak, female brown eye and pink beak.
- P. s. subaureus
- P. s. aureoflavus
Reed beds, coastal forest and suburbia, near rivers or dams.
Forages for insects, seeds, flowers and nectar on the ground and in vegetation. Hawks for termite aletes.
The male builds the tear-drop shaped nest which hangs from a tree. Two to four eggs are incubated by the female. Parasitised by Dideric Cuckoo.
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