Common resident bird
in the reed beds, paddy fields and marshy areas of the dry lowlands while local
and uncommon in wet lowlands. It lives as large flocks. Baya weaver feeds on
cultivated grains such as rice, Kurakkan, etc. and varies others seeds. It also
takes insects to some extent. It breeds throughout the year in colonies. Male
bird builds long pendulous nest usually overhanging the water. Number of nests usually builds in a single
tree where female bird lays 2-4 white eggs.