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803, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 2898 [on-line data upload (2012-09-14): 22046] Species Ploceus velatus Observer(s) van der Westhuizen AC Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Moorreesburg,
Locality House Garden, Moorreesburg Latitude, longitude -33.159116666667, 18.658366666667 [3 m accuracy] Date 2012/9/14 Notes Nests building have ceased, looks like 5 of the nests are actively used by breeding birds. Adults carried in insects Nest count 8 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 2534 799 4/7/2012 6 Five older nests from previous years and the newest addition to the site - built in the last week. 2605 799 25/7/2012 7 This is the same colony submitted earlier - the nest count has grown to 7 nests since 04.07.2012 2715 803 10/8/2012 8 2816 803 28/8/2012 7 The nest count is down to 7 now. 2 old nests were destroyed and one brand new one added to the colony 2898 803 14/9/2012 8 Nests building have ceased, looks like 5 of the nests are actively used by breeding birds. Adults carried in insects 3097 803 29/9/2012 8 3 nests in the colony active breeding nests where chick call and adults bring in food
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