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808, Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 18701 [on-line data upload (2016-01-16): 188907] Species Red Bishop Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg,
Locality Braamfontein spruit Latitude, longitude -26.108055, 28.021137 [0 m accuracy] Date 2015/12/26 Notes wetland next to cycle track
Location: quite a few red bishop and thickbill weaver nests seen in thick reedbeds in water alongside cycle track.
Comments: could not penetrate wet land to get decent photos as too deep and thick.
2 male red bishops observed and numerous thickbill lurking around.
Nests not counted Nest count 0 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 18700 803 26/12/2015 0 Red Bishop & sthn Masked weaver,
Location: scattered single masked weaver and small clusters of red bishops nests found in large reed beds in wetlands alongside wier.
Comments: both these nests photographed had birds in attendance. Red bishop had 2 other older nests in close proximity.
Nests: red bishop - one active nest.
Sthn masked - one old one being used.
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