Garden birds are birds most commonly seen around cultivation and residential urban gardens and backyards. This series will expound on birds one is most probable to see around these areas, their characteristics and social behavior and why these species find these habitats favorable. This is not to say they are not found in other areas other than gardens as one will most likely also get to see them in forests and even urban dwellings.
Today we will focus on the most common garden weavers among the up to 40 weaver species found in East Africa.
Weavers are strong footed thick-billed passerine birds. Their elaborately constructed woven nests gave them the name ‘weavers’.