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793, Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm1698 [on-line data upload (2011-12-27): 11940]
SpeciesRed-headed Weaver
Observer(s)Willems, Frank
Country, town, locusZambia, Serenje, Kasanka,
LocalityWasa Camp, Kasanka NP: 12?33'S 30?17'E
Latitude, longitude-12.558333333333, 30.291666666667 [1000 m accuracy]
NotesIn colony 2 (also Brachystegia brucei) a Village Weaver nest was taken over by a Red-headed Weaver pair. No idea whether the Village already abandoned or not. Not that the Red-headed Weavers added an entrance tube of small twigs to the grass structure! Very short tube for a Red-headed Weaver though. I have seen the parents feeding from 5 to 11 Dec, assume the young fledged. The picture was taken after the nest was abandoned. Every year we have a pair of Red-headed breeding here, but so far always in nests that they made themselves.
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
16977976/12/20111Nest occupied by Bohms Flycatcher. One detailed photo, and one of the whole tree indicating height etc (the reeds fence is about 2m in height). The nest tree is a Brachystegia brucei, which is a common species in Wasa. This particular tree held only one nest, which I believe was abandoned by the weavers before the flycatchers took over. The Village Weavers shifted to another tree some 30m away (colony 2), and later to another part of camp that is less windy (colony 3). Two young fledged around 1 Dec. It is a different location (and probably different pair) from the Flycatcher pair that tried to aggressively take over a weaver nest, and was chasing off all the 30 or so Village Weavers in that (sub)colony. Not sure what their success was; lost sight of them. Distance between these is roughly 150m. This was in colony 3. In 2010 we had a pair of Flycatchers in colony 2 that chased off a weaver pair, aggressively taking over the nest, and successfully raised their young.

Vm 1697

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