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Lesser Masked Weavers in Durban

2009-11-30 (35)

"In Kwazulu Natal, a pair of Lesser Masked Weavers have been discovered breeding at Mount Edgecombe Estate in Durban and were showing well on Monday. They were apparently only discovered at this site last year for the first time and are evidently an extremely rare bird in the Durban area with not a single record during the first bird atlas project." Extract from SA Rare Bird News Report - 26 November 2009 (David Allan).
Further to David Allan's report, Garth Aiston was lucky enough to catch and ring seven non-breeding Lesser Masked Weavers together with Village, Brown-Throated and Yellow weavers at Umhlanga Ponds a few months ago.
(Source: sabirdnet, 27/11/2009).