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PAPER: Owl nest on weaver nest

2014-08-25 (558)

de Swardt DH. 2014. Spotted Eagle-Owl nesting on top of Sociable Weaver nest. Ornithological Observations 5:355-356.

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Large owls, especially Verreaux's Eagle-Owl, are known to build their nests on top of raptor or weaver nests. General texts list the Spotted Eagle-Owl as nesting on top of Sociable Weaver nests, but there do not seem to be any original records of this. This short note documents an original example, with photos. This record had also been submitted to PHOWN (record 7624).

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