Genus PLOCEUS

The genus Ploceus contains the true Weaver-birds, which construct flask-shaped nests with a tubular entrance, varying in length from two feet to a few inches. The eggs are in all cases white. In this genus the males acquire a yellow crown in the spring, and in the autumn resume their plain appearance, which resembles that of the female.

In Ploceus the bill is thick with the culmen curved, and the length of the bill is considerably more than its height; the wings are of moderate length, and the first primary is as long as the tarsus, and slightly curved inwards; the tail is short and moderately rounded, of twelve feathers; the tarsus is strong and scutellated, and the claws are of considerable length.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.2 1890.
Title in Book: 
Genus PLOCEUS
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
Year: 
1890
Page No: 
134
M_ID: 
29505
M_SN: 
Ploceus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
983

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