Flock of Queleas

Title Info
Common name Quelea, Red billed
Scientific name Quelea quelea
Taxonomic group Ploceidae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Ecosystems Grasslands, savannas
Grasslands and savannas Tropical savanna
Behavior Social
Organisms Animals
Animals Birds
Date August 06, 2003
Location Between Lake Natron and the Serengeti,Tanzania,Africa

Red-billed Quelea flock, Tanzania. In northern Tanzania, these small birds form huge flocks. This one contained hundreds of birds, all of which rose up from the ground in a cloud in an instant. Their nesting sites, full of hundreds of woven grass nests, are said to be an impressive sight.