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792, Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm1854 [on-line data upload (2012-01-23): 13003]
SpeciesLesser Masked Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Tzaneen,
Localitymonsoon gallery tea room
Latitude, longitude-24.374778, 30.703941 [0 m accuracy]
Nest count42
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
505979229/12/201282updated status - colony cleared from trees above tables due to snakes & mess etc. Colony relocated to staff compound area especially in a bamboo thicket & immediate surrounding trees. Very close contact with humans - can touch many. Bamboo thicket at least 32 nests. Tree above staff house 28. tree between bamboo & tree 17. old nest site now cleared 5 nests. Diedericks & jacobin cuckoo in trees. Total LMW nests - about 82 plus Sth masked weaver - 3 small colonies (see next entry)
699179216/8/20130Vm 5059 revisited. Photo of dense bamboo thicket only. No weavers seen - manager claims they have not returned yet. All old nests - not counted.
708179210/9/20130Vm 6991 revisited. Seems there are 3 weaver species here: LMW, masked & now Village. No sign of LMW or Masked. [see also prev record]
71837923/10/20130New nests being built in both bamboo cluster & neighbouring knob-thorn tree. Mostly males - building. Females about.
726979212/10/20130Vm 7183 revisited. 24 new nests in bamboo and thorn tree. 16 males & 3 females ringed on site.

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