Weaving seems to be a complicated process for some people, and a good skills perhaps is needed to accomplish on woven project, but for this family of birds, weaving is so simple.
Weavers are the birds under a family called Ploceidae, which has over 100 species. These birds get their name because of they have most elaborate woven nest, which vary in shape, size, materials, and construction techniques, among any birds.
One of the common species in Asia is the baya weaver. In India, they believe that the baya sticks fireflies with mud to the walls of the nest to light up the inside part of the nest at night.
Street performers in India also trained weavers for entertainment like to fire toy cannons, string beads, pick up coins and other objects in earlier times.
The Sociable Weaver
But did you know that the sociable weaver that is common in South Africa, South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana can build more complicated nest which looks like a roof a hut?
Sociable weavers’ nests can be considered as the most spectacular structure built by any bird, and the nests are large enough to accommodate more than hundred pairs of birds.
If undisturbed, the large nesting colonies can contain several generations at a time, and be active across many generations for over a hundred years.
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