Weavers (Ploceidae) - African Wildlife and Nature Photographs


Family: Ploceidae

A Weaverbird  or Weavers are small 'Old World' birds belonging to the family Ploceidae and are noted for their nest building abilities using grass and other plants and fibres. True Weavers build durable nests with elaborate weaving and knotting of grasses and reed blades.

Their are 57 species of Weaver in the family Ploceidae worldwide but due to the nature of the pages covered here, we will be featuring and providing information, facts and photographs of the Weavers of South and Southern Africa.  These will include species like the Southern Masked Weaver (Ploceus velatus), Eastern Golden Weaver (Ploceus subaureus) and the larger Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus)

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Weavers (Weaverbird)

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