Barbara and the Sociables

Sociable Weaver Bird Nest & Quiver Tree

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Namibian landscapes are littered with one very typical signature footprint. You’ll see huge community nests of sociable weaver birds either on Acacia or Quiver Trees in Namibia. They build large compound community nests, which is a rarity among birds. These nests are perhaps the most spectacular structure built by any bird. Sociable weaver birds build such big ghetto like structures that could be home to more than hundred pairs & belong to different generations of the same family. Many times the branches would fall down due to the sheer size & weight of these community nests. Not unlike a ghetto, these intelligent birds understand the strength of unity & tend to stick together.

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In Namibia with the U.S. Peace Corps July 2014 - July 2016. View all posts by Steve Link

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