Not only is this bird a beautiful sight to look at, but it also possesses such skill, that it would make any craftsman jealous.
Originally found across a small range of Sub-Saharan Africa, it has now been introduced to Portugal, and some of the Caribbean islands.
Spotted in abundance in open habitats such as woodlands as well as human habitats like towns and villages.
They often form large noisy colonies by building large coarsely woven nests made of leaf strips and grass.
As village weavers are colonial breeders, they often have many nests in one tree consisting of two to three eggs each.
Village weavers are known to be loud birds, and since they are often found in colonies with up to 150 birds at a time, their presence is often known.
Their special talent lies in their name, the male birds build stunning, intricate nests for the female to lay her eggs.
Each nest takes the male around 9-14 hours to complete, and they usually make up to 3-5 nests at a time.
The intricate nest is usually kidney-shaped with a roof, the entrance is at the bottom and the inside is made with grass and leaves.