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3882, Katanga Masked Weaver Ploceus katangae (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 25073 [on-line data upload (2017-02-20): 269696] Species Ploceus Katangae Observer(s) de Cauwer R Country, town, locus Congo (DRC), Katanga, Kashobwe,
Locality kashobwe Latitude, longitude -9.72402191449012, 28.602100610733032 [30 m accuracy] Date 2017/2/19 Notes SITE 2 --- A very large colony of ploceus Katangae mixed with about 20% of Melanocephalus. Nests were build in tall and short grass,Papyrus, small Ambatch-like thorny bushes and reeds.Nests were build mostly above water but I could see far behind the tall grass more nests, not sure if there was still water. I counted over 30 visible nests but many more were hidden behind the Tall Grass. Nest count 30 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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