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803, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 1557 [on-line data upload (2011-11-20): 10732] Species Southern Masked Weaver Observer(s) Nuttall R.J Country, town, locus South Africa, Free State, Bloemfontein,
Locality National Museum, 36 Aliwal St, Bloemfontein Latitude, longitude -29.1151051850028, 26.2193320691586 [0 m accuracy] Date 2011/11/18 Notes 5 nests completed; 3 with attendant females. Male starting to build new nest. Two days previously there were 11 nests Nest count 5 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 1059 803 29/7/2011 3 3 nests; 1 with smaller entrance & female breeding; 1 almost completed; 1 in early stages of construction; single male 1063 803 19/8/2011 6 5 completed nests, 2 of which have narrower entrances & breeding females; a 6th nest just started (see pic of male building) 1410 803 16/9/2011 8 1447 803 28/10/2011 11 10 completed nests, one being built. At least 3 nests occupied by females showing breeding activity 1557 803 18/11/2011 5 5 nests completed; 3 with attendant females. Male starting to build new nest. Two days previously there were 11 nests 3009 803 5/7/2012 2 2 nests under construction, with a single female in attendance. The male still pretty much in non-br plumage. He started building the first nest on 29 June 2012. 3011 803 21/8/2012 7 6 completed nests, one under construction; 2 of nests with attendant females
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