(loosely translated: weaver nest so high/like a planet in the sky/bundlekin of fear)
There are maningi-many different Ploceidae, or weaver birds. Generally they are social; most are from Sub-Saharan Africa. They are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills— Wikipedia has a nice entry on them. A great resource is The Internet Bird Collection, with stacks of photographs, videos and sound clips.
“The weaver bird built in our house
And laid its eggs on our only tree
We did not want to send it away
We watched the building of the nest
And supervised the egg-laying” (from West African Poetry, a Critical History)
There is an interesting clip from a BBC video on YouTube, showing the trouble the male weaver bird goes to to get the nest built:
The site 10,0000 Birds also has good weaver bird pictures.
Hoog in die takkies
van die sterstof slimme brein
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A fine choice of some sort-of related stuff:
Slim Pickings vir Slim Poppies (a brain is like a nest, but sometimes just a pest)