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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm4285 [on-line data upload (2012-12-10): 27466]
SpeciesVillage Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Richmond,
LocalityHighover reception office
Latitude, longitude-29.913911111111, 30.088922222222 [0 m accuracy]
NotesVisited vm3986 site. Mixed colony with yellow weavers. Males mostly chasing/displacing each other, doing upside down hanging display or just sitting attentively next to nest. Presume females were busy brooding.
Nest count0
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
42848006/12/20120Fever tree, mixed colony. 1. about 35 nests in tree. 8 on the ground -examined for inner linings etc. Use fever tree fronds with pinnate leaves inside - just like village weaver fan-like structure. 2. some fallen nests had ripped open egg chamber - by gymnogene. 3. egg fragments. white with brown speckle. Greenish blue with brown speckle. One white & one blue. 4. 10x to 11x different male Yellows. 4x Village weavers males. 5. Sole Fever tree is the highest tree in garden. 6. at least 4 females actively feeding. 7. females also touch-up/tidy nest - one even brought strand of material. 8. both male & females seen to bite off and drop fever tree leaves. 8. females also do wing shiver and upside down hanging display - but not as strongly as males. 9. Colony surrounded by virile riverine forest trees. 10. Many other birds using this tree to perch etc.

Vm 4284

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