"With its star-shaped beak and five-toed claws, the Spiderbird is an anomaly of the avian kingdom. It previously lived a strange life bound in solitude. Restricted to specific habitats, the Spiderbird has trouble mating, females ovulate only briefly and males do not survive copulation in order to spawn again. Lady Spiderbirds must produce many eggs to lower the mortality rate of its kind. These gelatinous eggs are highly vulnerable to predation, so she protects her sacred brood in massive, elaborate nestwebs ranging up to five feet tall and several feet wide. Thankfully, the life of the Spiderbird is looking less grim as a new phenomenon has recently been uncovered. Flocks of likeminded mother Spiderbirds are intertwining nestwebs to further insulate and cradle their clutch while trapping predators. This new adaptation showcases the deep capacities of motherhood, partnership and the intrinsic will to survive. This communal nestweb represents the first of its kind observed in captivity."