S Mask weaver nest 1

The Southern Masked Weaver (Afrikaans name Swartkeelgeelvink) is common throughout most of Southern Africa,

S Mask weaver nest 2

They build distinctive, ball-like nests, mostly near water, with a short entrance tube. They feed mainly on insects, spiders, fruit and nectar.

S Mask weaver nest 3

We watched this one starting a nest near Lower Sabie in the Kruger National Park

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