Bob the Builder

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Morkel Erasmus

The male Southern Masked Weaver faces the daunting task of constructing a nest for its intended mate that meets her strict standards of aesthetics and quality control. If she doesn't approve, she will rip it to pieces in front of him, and he will have to start over. This bugger was clever, as he was working on 3 nests simultaneously.

Location: Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa


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