#WingedJewels . . . the male cares!

I love this! Great pictures too.

Purplerays

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Baya Weavers (Ploceus philippinus) constructing their nest.
The male bird usually builds the nest half way, up to the so-called helmet stage
that consists of partly of the living chamber.
He then tries to get his mate to be interested in the half-built nest.
Once he has her approval, he will continue with the construction,
completing it with a tube-like structure below the entrance.

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Sadly, if the female is not happy with the nest
the male has to break it up and start again.
She has to feel it is safe and water proof.

Text & images source: Birds https://web.facebook.com/Birds.Lovers.1/

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