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Weavers with white eggs

2014-08-05 (546)

There are 9 species of weavers that usually only lay pure white eggs. Many other weavers lay eggs with a variety of colours, so some individuals may lay pure white eggs, but other individual females lay eggs of other colours or eggs that are white and have markings. The list below includes the Asian weavers, a fody and 2 malimbes.

Weavers with white eggs:
Seychelles Fody Foudia sechellarum
Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Black-breasted Weaver Ploceus benghalensis
Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus
Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar
Cassin's Malimbe Malimbus cassini
Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus

Three species lay eggs that are usually white but sometimes have some markings:
Asian Golden Weaver Ploceus hypoxanthus - greyish-white, sometimes with a few spots,
Red-headed Malimbe Malimbus rubricollis - pure white, sometimes with reddish spots,
Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni - pure white, sometimes pinkish, rarely with fine dark spots.