EARNING THEIR KEEP

Weaverbirds renew peasants' hope

The birds are feeding on stalk borers that have destroyed crops for four years.

In Summary
  • Weaverbirds' assault on the dudus (insects) is a lesson that could boost agricultural research.
  • The cute birds with their glossy yellow and black feathers love to reap when peasants moan. This time it was about defending mutual interest.

Weaverbirds, nature's super architects, have got tougher after three successive seasons of hunger. Rather than wait to eat, the birds are helping peasants to nurse the short rains season ...

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