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780, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm14381 [on-line data upload (2014-11-26): 112763]
Specieswhite-browed Sparrow-weaver
Observer(s)Archer A.M.
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, North West, Klerksdorp,
LocalityRoad behind Faan Meintjies
Latitude, longitude-26.6935161715636, 26.7287278175354 [5 m accuracy]
Nest count23
Nest sitetree

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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
93978030/7/201121Second submission for this site
107678021/8/201121Dieter done before but cannot find on previous photos. Have gazeteered from now
37567807/11/201212Klerksdorp is very dry and many weaver colonies seem smaller to me
530078029/3/20138Farmer has cut down large portion of this tree. The WBSW are busily rebuilding as fast as they can
562978026/5/201312Tree has been cut down severely but bird have already established new nests
583578023/6/201311This is the second time I have come across a Common Myna hassling the White-browed Sparrow-weavers. The Weavers were highly agitated and flew around the Myna. The Myna seemed to be trying to get into the nests although I never managed to see him actually taking anything.
748478024/11/201314Farmer seems to be cutting down tree. Only single branch left.
86957805/2/201410Nest seem very dead?
1453478030/11/201411The tree is collapsing bit by bit.
1832078018/11/201512This tree has almost disappeared.
1850478012/12/20157Cape Glossy Starlings also using hole in the dead tree as a nest.
1873378024/1/20164Tree is falling over!
2195778026/6/20167I am not sure if these nests are still being used. Tree is slowly but surely toppling over. There were birds in the neighbourhood.

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Best: Wb Sparrow-Weaver - tree falling

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