Taveta golden weaver
At the Detroit Zoo
The taveta weaver can be found inside the Matilda R. Wilson Free-Flight Aviary where more than 20 species of birds are free to fly, walk or swim among the cover of lush tropical plants in a warm and inviting climate.
The male taveta weavers are bright yellow with greenish wings and tails, and chestnut patches on their napes and chests. The females are yellowish-olive with dusky streaks and pale yellow underparts. They have yellow stripes above each eye.
Male taveta weavers use their beaks to weave nests and the female weavers choose a mate based on the males weaving skills, which is how the species received their name.
Although they are classified as songbirds, the taveta weavers are very noisy and the sounds are not enjoyable for human ears.