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1065, Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 25020 [on-line data upload (2017-02-04): 266360] Species Pelzelni nest visited several times by Melanocephalus females Observer(s) de Cauwer R Country, town, locus Congo (DRC), Katanga, Kashobwe,
Locality kashobwe Latitude, longitude -9.72402191449012, 28.602100610733032 [30 m accuracy] Date 2017/1/28 Notes I wonder if Melano sometimes squat the pelzeni nests as I observed several times Females and Males visiting nests and then being aggressively chased away from Pelzelni Males? Their nests are very similar built, same places and impossible to say which is which.I saw nests built in Ambach trees, grass, reeds,papyrus. Nest count 5 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 24335 791 3/8/2016 1 Ocularis nest building on reeds. 25026 3922 21/1/2017 18 25025 1065 22/1/2017 18 Two white eggs of about 1cm were found in one nest , put back and female did return to nest. 25016 0 28/1/2017 0 Aquatica couple squatting Melano or Pelzeni nest. One of them was bringing nesting materials to the nest 25022 3922 29/1/2017 18 Male attracting females, nests build in Ambatch trees also in grass, reeds and papyrus 25065 791 12/2/2017 1 Two eggs where found and returned - Male returning to inspect the nest then female returned and stayed in the nest. 25071 3882 19/2/2017 18 Site 1 - Breeding colony of Ploceus Katangae and about 20% Melanocephalus. some nest under construction some with 2 chicks and some with 2 eggs. 25138 0 26/2/2017 0 All 3 species nesting together at the same place - Males/females/nests & eggs 25863 792 23/4/2017 14 14 nests build in a acacia tree next to a water filled channel, next to the main road and bridge--- NOTE several wasp nests close to the nests as protection as seen on picture. 26183 3922 7/5/2017 8 there were 8 nests, one with 2 eggs, one was being lined by female and one feshly built with male diplaying --- So breeding goes well into May.
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