Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) is a common resident breeding bird species in much of sub-Saharan Africa.
They occur in a wide range of open habitats and frequently forms large noisy colonies in towns and villages.
They build a large coarsely woven nest attached to a tree branch and made of grass and leaf strips.
All of the of the 2008 photos were taken in the Sambane Private Reserve, Mookgopong (Naboomspruit), Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The more recent photos (2017) were taken in Central Region, Ghana.