Baya weaver birds build nests to win affection of mate by Arindam Saha

Image 9 of 16
< Prev Next >
Two male birds tussle for the affections of a mate during nest building season.   Using only their beaks, the baya weaver birds have constructed the curiously shaped nests out of grass, leaves, and mud, as they hang from an optical fibre cable almost 30ft from the ground, in Durgapur, West Bengal, India.<br />
<br />
The male weavers construct these as a means of impressing their female counterparts, who will select a mate based on the location, design, and comfort of the nests presented to them.   Keen amateur photographer Adrindam Saha, 39, from Kolkata, India, captured the birds midway through what is usually a six week project.   SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS<br />
<br />
Please byline: Arindam Saha/Solent News<br />
<br />
© Arindam Saha/Solent News & Photo Agency<br />
UK +44 (0) 2380 458800