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814, White-winged Widowbird Euplectes albonotatus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm19021 [on-line data upload (2016-03-17): 199317]
SpeciesWhite-winged Widowbird
Observer(s)Engelbrecht GD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Polokwane,
2329DC
LocalityPolokwane Nature Reserve in south-eastern corner
Latitude, longitude-23.9775683283608, 29.5189440250397 [0 m accuracy]
Date2006/1/20
NotesThe nest had 4 eggs on 20 January but I noticed termites constructing from below. [PHOWN 19022 - I returned on about 2 February at which time the nest was deserted, still with 2 eggs in the nest, and completely fossilised by the termites.]
Nest count1
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
1902181420/1/20061The nest had 4 eggs on 20 January but I noticed termites constructing from below. [PHOWN 19022 - I returned on about 2 February at which time the nest was deserted, still with 2 eggs in the nest, and completely fossilised by the termites.]
190228142/2/20061I returned on about 2 February at which time the nest was deserted, still with 2 eggs in the nest, and completely fossilised by the termites. [PHOWN 19021 - The nest had 4 eggs on 20 January but I noticed termites constructing from below.]

Vm 19021

Vm 19022

Interactive map: S1 - termite nest

Best: White-winged Widow - termites taken over

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