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803, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 24698 [on-line data upload (2016-11-13): 248540] Species Southern Masked Weaver Observer(s) Oschadleus HD Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Locality Chenel Way willow Latitude, longitude -34.081352, 18.455363 [0 m accuracy] Date 2016/11/12 Notes male SMW hung from nest, present in willow; mixed colony with Cape Weaver, chicks heard - not sure if SMW or CW Nest count 0 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 22398 799 28/9/2006 8 willow tree, brN, f in tree preen 24101 799 20/8/2016 24 5 males displaying with 1 female observing. A single male Southern Masked-Weaver (ringed) was also hanging around. 24147 799 26/8/2016 24 Four males and one female seen. 24149 799 27/8/2016 21 nests in willow, active; several waterbirds nearby (Little Egret, Grey heron, etc); also male S Masked Weaver 24698 803 12/11/2016 0 male SMW hung from nest, present in willow; mixed colony with Cape Weaver, chicks heard - not sure if SMW or CW 26324 803 1/7/2017 3 green nests [+old nests], male present 26437 799 19/8/2017 0 mixed colony 28186 799 13/1/2019 0 old nests, mainly East side of willow 29619 799 29/11/2020 14 female in tree
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