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804, Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 1956 [on-line data upload (2012-02-20): 13683] Species Thick-billed Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Locality Blyde Wildlife Estate Latitude, longitude -24.403391666667, 30.810008333333 [0 m accuracy] Date 2012/2/20 Notes now 30 nests,(up from 11 in 29/11/2011). Numerous dark chicks with yellow bills/gape of all sizes being fed. Seems the nests now tend to be 'clustered' in groups of 3 or 4 over a 80m long bullrush site. Adult male still building a new nest.
Nest count 30 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 1586 804 27/11/2011 11 scattered colony of 11 nests in bullrushes - 4 active pairs.
1955 808 20/2/2012 8 active red bishop colony in bullrushes amongst thickbill weaver nests. 8 nests - 3 active males in 20mx20m space. other neighbouring birds and nests on same side -also mixed amongst thickbill weavers.
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