Masked Weaver - Taking a break
An adult African Southern Masked Weaver female takes a rest. During the start of summer, these little birds work relentlessly to build a nest, lay eggs and rear the young. A process that last about 2 to 3 months of relentless work. This specific female just could not do more ... she had to take a siesta.
Photographed in Namibia, southwestern Africa.
The southern masked weaver or African masked weaver is a resident breeding bird species common throughout southern Africa.
This weaver is very widespread and found in a wide range of habitats, including shrubland, savanna, grassland, open woodland, inland wetlands and semi-desert areas. It also occurs in suburban gardens and parks.