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797, Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm4137 [on-line data upload (2012-11-29): 26917]
SpeciesVillage Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Pongola ,
LocalityPongola Game reserve entrance
Latitude, longitude-27.3965, 31.836530555556 [0 m accuracy]
NotesEgg 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 count0
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
413679226/11/201202 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]
70877977/9/20130VM 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.
845979231/12/20130Vm 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.

Vm 4136

Vm 7087

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