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Sociable Weaver - Philetairus socius he Sociable Weaver or Social Weaver (Philetairus socius) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family endemic to Southern Africa. It is monotypic within the genus Philetairus.[citation needed] It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. but their range is centred around Northern Cape Province and southern Namibia. They build large compound community nests, a rarity among birds. These nests are perhaps the most spectacular structure built by any bird. Eremopterix verticalis,Geotagged,Grey-backed sparrow-lark,Namibia,Philetairus socius,africa,etosha,namibia,passeridae,passeriformes Click/tap to enlarge

Sociable Weaver - Philetairus socius

he Sociable Weaver or Social Weaver (Philetairus socius) is a species of bird in the Passeridae family endemic to Southern Africa. It is monotypic within the genus Philetairus.[citation needed] It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. but their range is centred around Northern Cape Province and southern Namibia. They build large compound community nests, a rarity among birds. These nests are perhaps the most spectacular structure built by any bird.

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  1. Nice photo, but that's not a Sociable Weaver, it's a Grey-backed Sparrowlark (Eremopterix verticalis). Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago

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The grey-backed sparrow-lark is a species of lark in the Alaudidae family.

It is found in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Dec 28, 2014. Captured Aug 25, 2012 13:54 in Etosha Restricted Area, Unnamed Road, Namibia.
  • NIKON D3S
  • f/8.0
  • 10/10000s
  • ISO500
  • 700mm