Geographical Range Eastern Africa
Habitat Dry thorn savannas
Scientific Name Dinemellia dinemellia
Conservation Status Common

Weavers are among the bird world's best architects. A large grassy nest usually contains several rooms, which the bird enters from below. The weaver lines the branches leading to the nest and the nest itself with thorny twigs as a defense against predators. Weavers live in pairs or small flocks, and a large number of their nests can be seen in one tree.

Did You Know?

Other birds like African pygmy falcons often use weaver nests instead of building their own.