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790, Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm4299 [on-line data upload (2012-12-12): 27585]
SpeciesDark-backed weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, St Lucia,
Localityandrews garden, mission rocks
Latitude, longitude-28.26703, 32.48069 [0 m accuracy]
Notesrevisited 4167 9 days later, nest nearing completion. birds very active & vocal
Nest count1
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
28157901/9/20121retrieved old nest of known forest weaver lying on ground - note the lining - old shade cloth plastic netting.
416779030/11/20120Old nest in garden destroyed - fallen on ground. Was originally seen to be cleaned out by boomslang then taken over by some other bird that lined nest with plastic thread etc. These 2 birds are very active calling, mating and displaying. This new nest has just been started and a few threads have been tied over last day. Shall monitor progress.
41787902/12/20121revisit vm2815 - 3 days later - nest hoop is now obvious. Collected a number of 'dropped' tendrils below nest ranging from 20cm to 40cms. Not all same material.
42997908/12/20121revisited 4167 9 days later, nest nearing completion. birds very active & vocal

Vm 2815

Vm 4167

Vm 4178

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