Sociable Weaver

Philetairus socius

These weavers are a common spectacle along the roads of southern Namibia and the Northern Cape.

Their huge, communally thatched nests and their distinctive, metallic song make them easy to locate. We first recorded and photographed this species in June 2012 while visiting Mokala National Park. Another great spot to find them in South Africa is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.


Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Aus, Southern Namibia / 05 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 10 June 2014 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Elm’s Dune, Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, South Africa / July 2018 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver / Aus, Southern Namibia / 05 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver – juvenile / Aus, Southern Namibia / 05 July 2012 Sociable Weaver – juvenile / Aus, Southern Namibia / 05 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Aus, Southern Namibia / 05 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Mokala National Park, South Africa / 28 June 2012 Sociable Weaver / Elm’s Dune, Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Elm’s Dune, Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013 Sociable Weaver / Elm’s Dune, Sossusvlei, Southern Namibia / 08 July 2012 Sociable Weaver / Grootkolk, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa / 03 May 2013
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