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802, Southern Brown-throated Weaver Ploceus xanthopterus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 4295 [on-line data upload (2012-12-12): 27581] Species sthn. brown throated weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, St Lucia,
Locality St Lucia estuary, at launch site
Latitude, longitude -28.387888888889, 32.411744444444 [0 m accuracy] Date 2012/12/9 Notes nests? 2 to 3 males identified. Many nests but not sure which is theirs as dense reeds, crocs, hippo & sharks ensure that i am not going wading here. Photography is hazardous. Have movie of this male on sentry duty near nest - looks the same as yellow. Nest count 0 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 4290 800 8/12/2012 0 many small groups of yellow weavers seen along dense estuary reed beds along a 1km length. Most on 'riverside' of reedbeds so hard to observe.
Note: Male birds constantly biting off and destroying reeds next to 'their' personal nests, at random, so actual sites are often stripped
bare. Females also seen to be biting off reed leaves and just dropping them. Seems a 'displacement' activity rather than a purposeful one as collecting nest material behaviour is totally different. Nest count: estimate 150 plus - but reed beds stretch up into private properties, so probably many more. 4289 804 9/12/2012 0 thickbill nests (building, new & older) found along this stretch of thick reedbeds, some 20m apart, others 50 to 100m. Very hard to photograph because of dense reedbeds, hippo and crocs.
Actually recognised about 15 in 1km stretch amongst many yellow weaver colonies.
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