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797, Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 4137 [on-line data upload (2012-11-29): 26917] Species Village Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Pongola ,
Locality Pongola Game reserve entrance
Latitude, longitude -27.3965, 31.836530555556 [0 m accuracy] Date 2012/11/26 Notes Egg remains were white, white + brown spots, speckled light green and speckled light blue.
Important - nests cut open - exactly the same use of fever tree fan like lining inside as found in village weavers in H oedspruit.
[see also previous record] Nest count 0 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 4136 792 26/11/2012 0 2 large colonies of lesser masked weavers in trees either side of reserve entrance. A mix of nests and probably both masked weavers present.
[see also next record] 7087 797 7/9/2013 0 VM 4136/7 revisited. two fever trees either side of entrance to Pongola GR
Comment: Colony relatively quiet but it was mid-day. left facing
village weaver tree 30nests, mostly new. Rt facing tree mixture of
Village & lesser masked weaver, 16 nests, mostly new. 8459 792 31/12/2013 0 Vm 4136 & 7088 revisited. As compared to Vm 4136 (2012-11-26) & Vm 7088(2013-9-7) these colonies have grown dramatically, even extending to a 3rd tree. Village weavers mostly in upper canopy. Lesser masked in middle. Nests not differentiated - so no count.
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