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808, Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm5065 [on-line data upload (2013-01-22): 31237]
SpeciesSouthern Red Bishop
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg,
Localitycnr Champion & Bridal Pass, Beaulieu, Midrand
Latitude, longitude-25.935561111111, 28.059744444444 [0 m accuracy]
Noteslocation. Large reedbeds off the road at top of shallow dam. Many other red bishops and masked weavers nesting all over this area and the suburb in general. This location is off Champion, off Bridal Pass Rd. Nests - pics of 2 diff nests taken. - obviously many more.
Nest count0
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
50648038/1/20139Location - alongside road in dense reed beds at top of dam - off Champion Rd. off bridal Pass rd. No access but many Sthn Masked weavers nesting in dense reed beds of shallow dam. Pic taken of a concentration of about 9 nests. Reeds alongside nests stripped. Females and males busy, probably feeding chicks. Nest count - 9 plus many more. Note: this residential peri urban area has many 5 hct. plots, most with pools and dams. Observing from the road there were small masked weaver colonies & nests in most plots. Some in reedbeds, willow trees, fever & other thorn trees, even rhus - Obvious that area was once grassland but now becoming a treed suburb and the masked weaver is thriving & expanding range as there is lots of water, suitable trees - as well as dog, horse, cattle and chicken food etc.

Vm 5064

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