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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm4118 [on-line data upload (2012-11-29): 26895]
SpeciesLesser Masked Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
LocalityNear Knoppiesdoring Rd, Hoedspruit
Latitude, longitude-24.3492, 30.958616666667 [0 m accuracy]
NotesVm 3692/2256 revisited; very active site. Males fighting & displaying. Nests visible/exposed on palm tree now 14 - up from 8
Nest count14
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
225679217/4/20128more multichambered weaver nests. no birds sighted on a number of occassions. mixed colony of 8 single or multichambered nests hidden under thatch roof of office building.
369279225/10/20120very active nesting site - lesser masked weaver - 4 males and females busy. Original record indicated multiple nests behind these palm trees attached to thatch roof - but all 8 new nests are exposed on palm tree fronds.
411879212/11/201214Vm 3692/2256 revisited; very active site. Males fighting & displaying. Nests visible/exposed on palm tree now 14 - up from 8
485679222/12/201228revisit 2256/3692. Virille colony completely wiped out - now moved to neighbouring palm trees 10m away from old site (22 nests)- and nearby (15m) fever tree (6 nests). Bar owner had colony removed because regular visiting boomslang(s) were frightening customers. (they have video of attacks). One snake taken to snake park - other escaped. Nest count 22 + 6
750379224/11/20139Vm 3692/2256 revisited. Colony wiped out 2012-0-25 because it attracted snakes. Birds relocated to a loose colony in neighbouring fever trees. Location checked monthly. Now 9 new nests built in original palms. No new nests in neighbouring fever trees.
889579224/2/20140Vm 7503 revisited. Large fever tree colony at entrance to Hoedspruit Wild-life estate has been completely abandoned - there are no nests in the trees - probably due to persistent predation. These birds probably relocated to this established site and to palms at nearby Pick n Pay parking area. No new nests. No birds seen. Nests not recounted.

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