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Summaries of weaver ringing sessions

2011-05-23 (112)

There is regular ringing in Cape Town to ring and recapture weavers and other birds, to study their moult, movements and other aspects of their biology. A web summary will be available for recent and future ringing sessions here (scroll to the bottom). Choose a ringing session and click on the web link. A new page will open showing the locality of the session and the total birds ringed and recaptured. Grey tabs above the map show other summaries, in particular, a species list and recapture details.

At the most recent session at Frogmore, a total of 70 birds were caught, mostly Southern Masked Weavers (n=33) and, amazingly, a rare catch in a mistnet was an adult African Darter! (Photo: Sue Schultz).