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797, Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm1612 [on-line data upload (2011-12-05): 11029]
SpeciesVillage Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Localityalongside R36 road
Latitude, longitude-24.382958333333, 30.87415 [0 m accuracy]
Notesabout 80 village weaver nests most facing west
Nest count80
Nest sitetree

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
16127972/12/201180about 80 village weaver nests most facing west
309079727/9/201251revisited - very active Weaver colony for last 3 weeks. Started after early rains. 51 nests (old & new) (was 80 on 5/12/2011) - another 8 fallen down caught in thorns below). Colony concentrated again West facing aspect. Starting to strip leaves making counting more accurate
513379722/1/2013131Very active colony on R527 (see new green nests & rings & active males) Many nests on ground after 3 stormy days. 131 nests
753279724/11/2013105Vm 5133 revisited. Active colony in large Knob thorn. Weavers slowly stripping away the leaf cover increasdingly exposing nests. nests: 105 counted but there are lesser masked in this colony. Lower nests are 'fallen' & not included in count.
808179721/12/20130Large mostly Village Weaver colony in large thorn tree hanging over very busy R36/R527 road - alongside a small but long wetland on either side of road. many nests torn on ground - gymnogene - see feather lining of LMW nest under tree. Nests: 126 (all species)
1334579716/9/201451repeat vm 8081, large colony in leafy thorn tree hanging over busy R527/38 Comment: birds active in daytime - don't think they are sleeping there yet - probably in close by reed beds. Stripping of leaves started in canopy. Nests: 51 mostly new.

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