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790, Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 2815 [on-line data upload (2012-09-02): 21667] Species darkback weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, St Lucia,
Locality isimangoliso Latitude, longitude -28.26703, 32.48069 [5000 m accuracy] Date 2012/9/1 Notes retrieved old nest of known forest weaver lying on ground - note the lining - old shade cloth plastic netting. Nest count 1 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 2815 790 1/9/2012 1 retrieved old nest of known forest weaver lying on ground - note the lining - old shade cloth plastic netting. 4167 790 30/11/2012 0 Old nest in garden destroyed - fallen on ground. Was originally seen to be cleaned out by boomslang then taken over by some other bird that lined nest with plastic thread etc. These 2 birds are very active calling, mating and displaying. This new nest has just been started and a few threads have been tied over last day. Shall monitor progress.
4178 790 2/12/2012 1 revisit vm2815 - 3 days later - nest hoop is now obvious. Collected a number of 'dropped' tendrils below nest ranging from 20cm to 40cms. Not all same material. 4299 790 8/12/2012 1 revisited 4167 9 days later, nest nearing completion. birds very active & vocal
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