animals that start with Q: Quelea


Quelea (Quelea quelea) is a small weaverbird. These birds can grow up to 13 cm in length and weigh around 1.4 grams. They can be found throughout East Africa.

They can be found in a group consisting of million Queleas and can damage up to 60 tons of grain in a single day. That is why they are considered as local pests.

The males build nests in thick trees in which hundreds of females and young life. Their diets are grain, ants and leaves.

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