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Birds Nest Question

Post  whitestarling on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:29 pm

I saw this in a programme I was Watching last night. So I thought I'd ask the Question

Which Birds build the biggest nest in the World ?

There's a clue in the way the question is worded
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Re: Birds Nest Question

Post  Doogs on Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:46 pm

I'm not very good with the feathered variety WS but my guess would be an Eagle of some sort - that's the biggest bird I can think of that would build a nest
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:50 am

No Nope
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:29 am

Okay as a first guess as it's very large bird what about the ostrich?

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Post  whitestarling on Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:40 am

No Nope ,and I did'nt say it was a very large Bird. Read the question very carefully, as I said there's a clue in the way it's worded
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Post  Laikipia on Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:46 am

Oh ok - BIRDS and biggest nest I'm away to think WS.

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Post  Doogs on Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:36 pm

The more I read the question it makes me think it's a group of birds that build one big nest - which birds they are though, I've not a clue lol!

I'll have to cheat and Google it but won't post the answer on here ! Razz
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Post  whitestarling on Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:26 pm

Your on the right track now Guys
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:48 am

I am itching to Easysearch it (please note SM and Littlewid) but have resisted the temptation so far, but I admit I haven't come up with anything myself scratch

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:12 pm

That might not be a bad idea Lai, and Doogs. I tried it, and it did;nt find the answer. Ok another clue, these are really very friendly Birds, and they only live in one area of a Continent, thats warm. I have to be honest, if I had'nt seen the programme I would'nt have got it either
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Post  littlewid on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:44 pm

Ooooooooooooooo I know this I saw the same programme WS, there are birds that build single nests and then a breed of them that build togehter and sometimes other birds share the nest. I want to say Weaver bird but i think thats the wrong ones but I know who they are and im typing this so fast cos i'm excited ( yes I now, littlewids off on one......a mission that is....and making a twit of herself Very Happy ). Ooooooo I wished I could just remember who they were, it was in the Steve Leonard programme wasn't it WS........now tell me i'm wrong Embarassed

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:45 pm

OK Your Wrong
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Post  littlewid on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:49 pm

But was it from that programme WS?????? If so I will keep trying to remember who they were.

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:54 pm

I know it was LW, but you said Tell me I'm wrong, so I did. You know I like to please lol! , and your very close. You have got part of the name
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Post  littlewid on Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:56 pm



You are a jester WS jocolor now i've got to stay up till I get it right What a Face

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Post  littlewid on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:02 pm

OK, I now have brain ache, I have been trying to recap the programme and I remember Steve saying they were as common as our Sparrow, so is it a Sparrow weaver Bird, they are more social than the single weaver bird.......OK, wrong again I suppose WS but it is getting late for the brain Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:06 pm

Ooooooo LW You've just put part of the First name, in your post, but its not Sparrow. you already had the second name
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Post  littlewid on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:06 pm

I'm now adding social weaver to the mix with the clues.......covering all bases Very Happy

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:09 pm

Well done LW. Thats close enough I'll give you that. It's The Sociable Weaver.
You can now go to bed, and rest easy.
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Post  littlewid on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:13 pm

I'm getting nearly as clever as Lai........well, a fraction cleverer than I was and.......I can go to bed now

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:17 pm

You better had LW, or your Mums going to be telling me off for keeping you up late, and it's a long time since some Girls Mum's told me that, just ask Mrs S lol!
Hard luck Lai, and Doogs, but it was a real toughy, and I think the only way you'd have got it is by seeing the programe.
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:34 am

Well done Littlewid - that's brilliant of you. I didn't see the programme so am not sure if I would ever have got it without a little internet help Very Happy we've seen other weaver birds in Kenya so I've just looked them up and see they live in SA and Namibia.

Good to learn something new WS - thanks for that :study:

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Post  Doogs on Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:46 pm

That was a difficult one WS so well done LW I would never have got the answer without googling it !!!

Found this on You Tube, you can see just how big the nests are that they build affraid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jPibkNv7lM


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Post  Laikipia on Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:48 pm

What a great clip Doogs - thanks for posting, I've never seen such a large nest!

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Post  littlewid on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:48 pm

That was an amazing clip Doogs and the first nest they showed was much bigger than the one on the programme the other night but the second was about the size they showed. So lovely to see the weavers in the nest too. Thanks a lot Very Happy

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