The Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius), also commonly known as the common social weaver, common social-weaver, and social weaver, is a species of bird in the Passeridae family endemic to Southern Africa. It is monotypic within the genus Philetairus. They build large compound community nests, a rarity among birds. These nests are perhaps the most spectacular structure built by any bird.
It is found in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana but their range is centered within the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. They are literally everywhere in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Be careful when you are driving as they love to dart across roads in front of cars – some kind of strange kamikaze game maybe?
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Some huge nests here!
David Attenborough’s doco on Sociable Weavers.