Basket Finch

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Basket Finch - "Sebastian Romu" © 2019

About

Common Names
Basket Finch
Classification
Bird
Small birds which weave hanging basket-like nests from grasses. A colony of such birds will produce enough nests to make a savanna tree appear to have an abundance of hanging fruit.

Description

Size
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Appearance
Sexual Dimorphism
Variance

Ecology

Habitat
Tropical to Subtropical, Savanna
Diet
Omnivorous, these birds eat a variety of insects, fruits and seeds.

Behaviour

Social Grouping
Solitary or mated pairs. They do not form flocks, but do have nesting colonies occupying tall flat canopied trees, where their numbers and position provides a measure of mutual protection from predators.
Temperament
Wary.
Intelligence
Animal
Reproduction
A bonded pair of these birds will mate in the early Spring, and the female will lay 2-3 eggs in the pairs, nest. Young hatch in 20-30 days and remain dependant on their parents for food another two months before being capable of flying on their own by Summer.

Sub-Species

Domestication

General
None. They are not considered a nuisance in most places, as they reduce the population of crop damaging insects pests.
Resources
None

Stories

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