Taveta Golden Weaver

(Ploceus castaneiceps)

Bird | Africa

Taveta Golden Weaver

Animal Info

Seneca Park Zoo is the home to a flock of Taveta golden weavers. They can be found in the large aviary inside the Animals of the Savanna building.

Status in the Wild

International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List status: Least Concern.


These weavers are found in parts of Kenya and Tanzania. They inhabit a variety of habitats, including forests, wetlands, and savannas.


Taveta golden weavers are omnivores. They primarily feed on seeds, but can also eat grains, grasses and insects.

Did you know?

Males are a vibrant yellow color with green wings, whereas females are a more muted olive-yellow color.

Taveta weavers are classified as songbirds, however their “song” is loud and harsh.

Female weavers choose their mate based on the male’s ability to weave an intricate nest.

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