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804, Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm1956 [on-line data upload (2012-02-20): 13683]
SpeciesThick-billed Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
LocalityBlyde Wildlife Estate
Latitude, longitude-24.403391666667, 30.810008333333 [0 m accuracy]
Notesnow 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 count30
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
158680427/11/201111scattered colony of 11 nests in bullrushes - 4 active pairs.
195580820/2/20128active 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.

Vm 1586

Vm 1955

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