Characteristics and living habits of widow birds

Widow bird bishop. Any of several small African birds of the genus eulectes of the family Ploceidae of Passeriformes.

morphological character
Male birds in breeding period have black abdomen, light red or yellow upper part, plume like head feathers, and fluffy waist feathers almost cover the short and thick tail. Males guard a small patch of grassland or swamp with six or more mates. The female has tawny stripes and lives in a spherical nest.
Living habits
Gregarious birds live and forage together, eat seeds and some insects. They are usually mixed with other birds of the family wenniaceae. In the breeding season, it will inhabit the grass, reed, sedge or crops (such as sugarcane) by the water. In other seasons, it will move to arid grasslands and grasslands.
One pair is raised in each cage, and each nest produces 4-5 eggs. The incubation period is 18 days. The young birds leave the nest in 25 days and are raised in cages in 30 days. In artificial feeding, white rumped birds can be used for hatching, and protein feed can be added during hatching.
The bird is resistant to extensive management. The size of the breeding box is 45cm x35cm x30cm. The bottom of the cage is a drawer type that can be pulled out, which is convenient for sand replacement and cleaning. The feed is mainly millet, eggs, millet, barnyardgrass, grass seeds, Su Zi, etc., and green vegetables are fed every day.
Population distribution
The red widow bird (e. Orix) is 13 cm (5 inches) long, also known as the weaver, which is widely distributed. The bird shows off by flying back and forth and flapping its wings. Some have settled in southern Australia.

Related Post