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792, Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm24959 [on-line data upload (2017-01-26): 263502]
SpeciesLesser masked weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
2430BD
LocalityRaptors View gate, alongside security gate
Latitude, longitude-24.359165, 30.945674 [0 m accuracy]
Date2016/12/6
Notesmedium size buffalo thorn tree alongside security gate (where BBC filmed) Comments: 1. Weavers arrived/1st noticed on 15th October, took over old nests. Many displays. No green nests seen. 2. Good rains 10 & 12th November - with flying ants - more rain later Nov. Grass growing well. 3. Some nests are new or being refurbished. 4. 103 nests counted, new and old - some added onto, some starting rings, most old. 5. Cannot tell which old nests are being re-used to breed. 6. Diederics cuckoos already hassling colony.
Nest count103
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
73207929/10/201363at least 10 males counted on 10 Oct
732179211/10/20130female incubating in nest and peering out entrance
1817179225/10/20150large colony outside security gate office into Raptors View - same site used by BBC film crew.. Very little rain recorded this season. Birds first noticed end September. Only one 'green' nest. Birds occupying old nests. Nests: not counted.
249597926/12/2016103medium size buffalo thorn tree alongside security gate (where BBC filmed) Comments: 1. Weavers arrived/1st noticed on 15th October, took over old nests. Many displays. No green nests seen. 2. Good rains 10 & 12th November - with flying ants - more rain later Nov. Grass growing well. 3. Some nests are new or being refurbished. 4. 103 nests counted, new and old - some added onto, some starting rings, most old. 5. Cannot tell which old nests are being re-used to breed. 6. Diederics cuckoos already hassling colony.

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Best: L Masked Weaver - male at nest

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