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Nests of Social Weavers

Nests of Social Weavers.jpg Ruffs ( Machetes pugnax )ThumbnailsWoodpecker drilling a hole for a nestRuffs ( Machetes pugnax )ThumbnailsWoodpecker drilling a hole for a nestRuffs ( Machetes pugnax )ThumbnailsWoodpecker drilling a hole for a nest

The social weaver is found in the south of Africa. Hundreds of these birds, in one community, join to form a structure of interwoven grass containing various apartments, all covered by a sloping roof impenetrable to the heaviest rain, and increased year after year as the population of the little community may require.

Author
Vick's Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 17, No. 5, March, 1894
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Keywords
Animal Housing, Birds
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