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779, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm18026 [on-line data upload (2015-10-14): 169777]
Speciesred-bill buffalo weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Mpumalanga, Hoedspruit,
LocalitySatara huts B48
Latitude, longitude-24.39295, 31.777267 [0 m accuracy]
NotesComment: active colony. Nests: 16-17 colony growing, nests joining up.
Nest count17
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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
25737795/9/20050several nest masses in fever trees; adults fed on bread
249177921/6/20121515 redbilled buffalo weaver nests & 2 birds feeding below
295777919/9/201221repeat Satara camp hut B48. 21 nests counted. see weavers in tree. maybe 2 juveniles - see pic with orange beak.
56167795/5/201314repeat vm2957. no birds in attendance - midday. 14 nests
648577920/7/201326raining and no sign of birds in this tree. location: Hut B48, Satara, 100m from other 2 colonies. nests: 26 separate nest clusters - up from 14 (2013-5-5)
76437795/12/201310Comparing pictures of this colony taken in July (Vm 6485) we note fewer but larger nests - ie nests are dynamic and merge or fall off. Nests: 10 - were 26
86977791/2/201418Vm 6485 revisited. Nests in fever tree next to huts B48 & 49. Active colony. Nest count difficult - about 18 separate nest clusters - down from 27.
1802677919/7/201517Comment: active colony. Nests: 16-17 colony growing, nests joining up.

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