Weaver bird

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(Zool.) any one of numerous species of Asiatic, Fast Indian, and African birds belonging to Ploceus and allied genera of the family Ploceidæ. Weaver birds resemble finches and sparrows in size, colors, and shape of the bill. They construct pensile nests composed of interlaced grass and other similar materials. In some of the species the nest is retort-shaped, with the opening at the bottom of the tube.

See also: Weaver

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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We marvelled at the weaver bird's nest and beautifully coloured eggs we came across during our nature rambles in the garden.
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Inspired by the weaver bird, his sustainable Hanging Nests are uniquely designed for each customer's needs and can be hung from trees, poles or even suspended stilts.
I am most comfortable like that, like the weaver bird. I can move anywhere any time.