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Weaver Birds Nest making Peculiar to birds

Weaver Birds Nest making Peculiar to birds

Weaver Birds Nest making Peculiar to birds

Weaver bird’s nest

Nest-making is peciiliar to birds and the nests can range from simple to complex structures. But some birds, such as weaver birds which are found in the Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, are famous for weaving nests in a peculiar fashion, requiring more time and skill to develop them for use.

They, especially the males, start the work with the help of plant fibre, twigs and herb stems which assume the shape of an upside-down flask, with the entrance from below. They weave the nest with such skilfulness that it is just amazing to watch them.

Using the beak to tie the ends of grass and fibre, twisting them over and over, they construct the nest with great patience in the form of a ring first, which expands in the form of a ball with a funnel-like entry.

Similarly, the social weaver birds can build the nest so huge that it can house a colony of hundreds of birds in separate chambers that form a sophisticated structure.

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