The Village Weaver forage and roost in large groups and often with other weaver bird species. The birds look for food on the ground, but also look up to search vegetation and trees. These birds nest in colonies and are very active during the breeding season. The birds fly in and out constantly and make a lot of noise, and you can find up to 100 nests in a single tree. The Village Weaver is among the more common weaver bird species and they are a stocky bird with a strong conical bill and they have reddish eyes. The breeding male has a black head which is edged with a chestnut colour, while the non-breeding males have a yellow head with olive green crown and grey upperparts and whitish under parts. The adult female has streaked olive upperparts, yellow and black wings and pale yellow under parts and young birds are very similar to the female birds.