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The Sociable Weaver Builds The Biggest Nests In The World

This bird of South Africa is called the Sociable Weaver Bird and it builds one of the largest and most complicated nests of any bird. They are so big that they often house up to 300 birds at a time.

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  • They build their nests in trees or on electric poles strong enough to hold them
  • One of only a few types of bird that build compound community nests
  • Many birds of different generations will live there
  • Because of the nest’s size, they have a kind of natural climate control
  • The central chambers retain heat for nighttime roosting, while the outer rooms maintain a temp of 7-8° C (46.4° F)

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