Zoo Animals

Detroit Zoo - Taveta Golden Weaver

Taveta golden weaver

Ploceus castaneiceps

At the Detroit Zoo
The taveta weaver can be found inside the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary where more than 30 species of birds are free to fly, walk or swim among the cover of lush tropical plants in a warm and inviting climate.

Description
A male taveta weaver is bright yellow with greenish wings and tail, and chestnut patches on the nape and chest. The female is yellowish-olive with dusky streaks and pale yellow underparts. It has a yellow stripe above each eye.

Fun Facts

  • The male taveta weaver uses its beak to weave nests and the female weaver chooses a mate based on his weaving skills, which is how the species received its name.

  • Although it is labeled as a songbird, the taveta weaver is very noisy and the sound is not enjoyable for human ears.