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Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis   - Adult female
Black-breasted Weaver
Photographer : © Kaustav Banerjee
Location :Rajarhat Wetlands, outskirts of Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Date : 1 August 2014
English synonyms:Black Breasted Weaver, Black-throated Weaver, Black-throated Weaver Bird, Black-throated Weaverbird, Bengal Weaver
Bird Family :Ploceidae - Weavers & Fodies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :The breeding season of this species being from June to September, this is the best time of the year to photograph these wonderful birds around "The City of Joy". As per their normal habitat, Rajarhat wetlands of Kolkata being one of the best sustainable environment to thrive their normal breeding habits, these birds can be found aplenty in this wetland, particularly around this time of the year. These birds are normally not that shy and allows close approach, if not disturbed. - KB