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Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius) Fact Sheet: Distribution & Habitat

Distribution

Southern Africa

  • Year-round resident
    • Non-migratory (Craig and Christie 2013)
  • Namibia south to Botswana and South Africa (Craig and Christie 2013)

Habitat

Kalahari and Namib desert (Maclean 1967; Spottiswoode 2007)

  • Acacia savannahs
  • Range coincides with that of stout trees and stiff dry grasses, which provide material for building nests (Maclean 1973a)

Elevation range

  • 500-1500 m (1,640-4,921 ft) (Maclean 1967)

Annual rainfall

  • 80-600 mm (3.1-23.6 in) (Maclean 1967)

Distribution Map

Sociable Weaver Distribution

Sociable Weaver distribution. Adapted from www-d.-maps.com according to IUCN fact sheet. See IUCN fact sheet for detailed distribution information.

Page Citations

Craig and Christie (2013)
Maclean (1967)
Maclean (1973a)
Spottiswoode (2007)

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