Weaver-bird
The Ploceidae, or weavers, are small passerine birds related to the finches.
These are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills, most of which are from Sub-Saharan Africa, with fewer species in tropical Asia. A few species have been introduced outside their native range. The weaver group is divided into the buffalo, sparrow, typical, and widow weavers. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in red or yellow and black, some species show variation in colour only in the breeding season.
Weaver birds, also known as weaver finches, get their name because of their elaborately woven nests (the most elaborate of any birds'), though some are notable for their selective parasitic nesting habits. The nests vary in size, shape, material used, and construction techniques from species to species. Materials used for building nests include fine leaf-fibers, grass, and twigs. Many species weave very fine nests using thin strands of leaf fiber, though some, like the buffalo-weavers, form massive untidy stick nests in their colonies, which may have spherical woven nests within. The sparrow weavers of Africa build apartment-house nests, in which 100 to 300 pairs have separate flask-shaped chambers entered by tubes at the bottom. Most species weave nests that have narrow entrances, facing downward.
Many weaver species are gregarious and breed colonially. The birds build their nests together for protection, often several to a branch. Usually the male birds weave the nests and use them as a form of display to lure prospective females. The weaver bird colonies may be found close to water bodies. They sometimes cause crop damage, notably the Red-billed Quelea, reputed to be the world's most numerous bird.

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Weaverbird – Topological Mesh Editor | Giulio Piacentino
Weaverbird is a topological modeler that contains many of the known subdivision and transformation operators, readily usable by designers. Instead of doing the work ...
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weaver (bird) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
Any of a number of small finchlike birds of the Old World, or any of several related birds that are noted for their nest-building techniques using grass stems and ...
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Any of various chiefly tropical Old World birds of the family Ploceidae, similar to the finches and characterized by the ability to build complex communal nests of ...
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Ploceidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Weaver birds, also known as weaver finches, get their name because of their elaborately woven nests (the most elaborate of any birds'), though some are ...
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Weaverbird - mesh topologies in Grasshopper - Grasshopper
Mar 17, 2010 ... Topologies in Grasshopper Weaverbird is a plug-in for topological transformations in Rhino 4.0 and Grasshopper 0.8. It helps smoothing ...
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San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Sociable Weavers
The sociable weaver is a very common little brown bird in the Kalahari region of southern Africa. However, this sparrow-sized critter may quite possibly be one of ...
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The Artistic Nests of the Weaver Birds - Environmental Graffiti
There is no such thing as equality amongst the two to three hundred known species of Ploceidae, or weaver birds. Though found across Asia and in Australia , ...
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The Weaver Bird
Weaver birds -The creative architects and Skilled Engineers Weaver birds build nests which are so complex and intricate in design that humans find it difficult to ...
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Massive Bird Nests Built on Telephone Poles in Southern Africa are ...
Feb 18, 2013 ... Visit the Kalahari Desert in the south of Africa and you're bound to run into a peculiar animal called the Sociable Weaver Bird. The birds are ...
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Baya Weaver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus) is a weaverbird found across South ... Baya Weavers are social and gregarious birds. .... Oxford University Press. pp.
Sociable Weaver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sociable weaver nests are used commensally by several other bird species, most commonly ... Percy Fitzpatrick Institute - University of Cape Town, Cape Town.
Speke's Weaver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Speke's Weaver (Ploceus spekei) is a familiar East African songbird. The eyes ... In parts of its range it is common, notably the densely populated area of Nairobi and environs, where it visits bird feeders. ... Princeton University Press. pp. 248 ...
Repeatability of nest morphology in African weaver birds
Apr 23, 2010 ... 1School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, UK ... Solitary weaver birds, which build multiple nests in a single breeding ...
Weaver Bird Nests - Edna Adan University Hospital
Jan 2, 2012 ... Weaver Bird Nests 201201. ... Edna Adan University Hospital, Somaliland, East Africa · Mission · Somaliland Civil War · Health Profile of the ...
Clarke's Weaver (Ploceus golandi) - BirdLife species factsheet
Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA. Identification 13-14 cm. Small, woodland weaver. Male black above ...
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weaverbird, name for the Ploceidae, a family of Old World seed-eating birds ... Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at University of Glasgow.
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There are 117 living species in the weaver bird family (Ploceidae), excluding the sparrows of genus Passer, see species list here. Read more about the family ...
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COLONIES OF A WEAVERBIRD'. J. K. VICTORIA AND N. E. COLLIAS. Department of Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024. Abstract.
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The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry: 1900 to the Present
The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry: 1900 to the Present
R. Victoria Arana, 2008
KOFI AWOONOR (1964) “The Weaver Bird” is perhaps KOFI AWOONOR's most famous poem. An early work, it initially appeared in Awoonor's first volume of verse, Rediscovery (1964). What seems on the surface to be a simple complaint ...
Birds in Sanskrit Literature
Birds in Sanskrit Literature
K.N. Dave, 2005
The Black-throated Weaver-bird which nests in tall grass or reeds is ?iT^n ( Sanskrit STT^Tfoffa) in Bengali. 4. The name 'I^+lO1 in Wijd, 12,66 and fe^TfirfiT, 44, 36, if correctly- interpreted as 'a kind of bird' by commentators,
Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them
Nests: Fifty Nests and the Birds that Built Them
Sharon Beals, 2011
"An intricate, illuminating window into the natural artistry of avian architecture."-- Shelf AwarenessSmall architectural marvels were hidden in storage for decades at the California Academy of Sciences until 2007, when artist Sharon Beals began unearthing them from cardboard boxes and wooden cabinets. She wanted to photograph nature'...
Bird Calendar for Northern India
Bird Calendar for Northern India
Douglas Dewar, 2006
The building Weaver-bird betakes itself to a clump of elephant-grass, and, perching on one of the blades, makes a notch in another near the base. Then, grasping with its beak the edge of this blade above the notch, the baya flies away and ...
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine
1983
While Western doctors look for disease mechanisms which are the same from person to person, Chinese doctors look for overall patterns of disharmony which are unique to each individual. Ted Kaptchuk, who studied medicine in China, originally intended to translate Chinese medical texts into English, but quickly realized that it would take more than s...
Annals of the South African Museum
Annals of the South African Museum
South African Museum, 1905
Hyphantornis velatus (Vieill.), Masked Weaver Bird. Distr. ... Hyphantornis suraureus (Smith), Yellow Weaver Bird. Distr. -ECC. N. Z. ETv. P. *29. Hyphantornis jamesoni (Sharpe), Jameson's Weaver Bird. Distr.— ETv. Rh. 30. Sitagra ocularia ...
The Unfeathered Bird
The Unfeathered Bird
2013
Third Place for the 2013 BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year, British Birds and the British Trust for OrnithologyHonorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Biological Sciences, Association of American Publishers"Unsettling and irresistible. . . . [The birds] are drawn and described in the text, with great skill and attention to the details--o...
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Marvel at the handiwork of the sociable weaver bird | GrindTV.com
Although humans can build some pretty impressive nests themselves, one humbling look at the handiwork of the sociable weaver bird of southern Africa will remind [...]
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geometrydepth.com – Meshes with Weaverbird
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Stock Pictures: Weaver Birds Images
There are over a hundred species of the weaver bird and these are pictures of some from India. Typically, weaver birds have a yellow crown and a striped brown feathers with flecks of yellow and a white underside.
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Blood-Red Pencil: How to be a Weaver Bird - And Write a Great Story
Are you a peacock or a weaver bird? Some writers - peacocks - flaunt their lovely words and beg us to admire them. Others are weaver birds, patiently building a structure that’s serviceable but dull.
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Massive Bird Nests Built on Telephone Poles in Southern Africa are Home to Multiple Species of Birds | Colossal
No these aren’t haystacks stuck in a phone pole. Visit the Kalahari Desert in the south of Africa and you’re bound to run into a peculiar animal called the Sociable Weaver Bird.
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Juxtapoz Magazine - The Sociable Weaver Bird's Nest documented by Dillon Marsh
In the Kalahari Desert, South Africa, a native bird called the Sociable Weaver Bird constructs massive nests attached to telephone poles out of twigs...
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TYWKIWDBI ("Tai-Wiki-Widbee"): Weaver bird nests
I wonder if the lower one was started there, or whether it was originally a part of the upper one that then broke off and slid down the telephone pole's support wires. From a gallery of 12 images by Dillon Marsh, via Neatorama.
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Bird Ecology Study Group Male Golden-backed Weaver building a nest
“During a pleasant morning walk 19th May 2013 at Lorong Halus with Simon Day and his two sons, who are doing a Big Year in 2013, we came across an unfamiliar species building a nest. “We saw a ‘funny’ black-headed weaver collecting grass near the ‘Little Grebe”-lake, obviously some African escapee.
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