When you think about all the work that goes into building a bird’s nest, it can really be mind-blowing. An example of this is the sociable weavers, which create huge nets within trees that can house hundreds of pairs and span generations of birds.
These nests are broken down into smaller rooms and according to some studies, there are both inner and outer rooms. The center rooms are closer to the tree or pole where they are built and that allows for additional heat during the night. During the hot days, the outer rooms help to keep things cool. At times, these nests can last for hundreds of years.
The Sociable Weaver builds the world’s largest bird nest. More than 500 weavers may live in these massive nests. pic.twitter.com/hRaQZeetwv
— BirdLife SA (@BirdLife_SA) April 7, 2016
The Malleefowl is another type of bird that creates some rather unique nests. They use a nesting mound, made out of decaying leaves and sand on top. They can be up to 2 feet tall and have a special chamber for the eggs. During the incubation of the eggs, the male will remove and add soil to help keep them at the right temperature.
— BushHeritageWA (@BushHeritageWA) October 13, 2016
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Many other examples of birds exist that really show you just how diverse these animals are. At other times, however, a bird may build a nest that is just the laziest thing you have ever seen. These have become quite popular online and I’m sure you will enjoy seeing them below:
Absolutely screaming at “lazy bird nests” content pic.twitter.com/BxfOAs1yQq
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) August 10, 2020
I have a submission pic.twitter.com/OUU18GktWR
— alice stewart (@alicestew_art) August 11, 2020
— dirt (@69NBG0D) August 12, 2020
Can I make submissions pic.twitter.com/QOwpDzoO1J
— Say_Ion (@whathow27) August 12, 2020
In my university dormitory someone left windows open during the quarantine 😅🤦🏼♀️ pic.twitter.com/75O6sX3VX7
— 🌈 Боевая Гуля-Большегрудка🌼 (@entertaining_mr) August 13, 2020
— Aurora ♬ Rocío (@aurora_rocio) August 12, 2020
My kitchens window pic.twitter.com/JvHmxm5WC2
— Leen 🦇 (@itssleen1) August 12, 2020
Always pigeons 🤦🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/qZ18bWaJIs
— Robb (@Robb_Adria) August 12, 2020
— Steven 🏳️🌈 (@McJoberdeen) August 11, 2020
— George Hatchet (@GeorgeHatchet) August 12, 2020