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808, Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 5126 [on-line data upload (2013-01-31): 31789] Species Southern Red Bishop Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg,
Locality Braamfontein spruit, Jhb. Latitude, longitude -26.10895, 28.021755555556 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/1/7 Notes many red bishop bird nests and birds in thick, high reeds. For every 'new' nest there are many older or incomplete nests forming clusters in the males territory. Nest count 0 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 5123 803 7/1/2013 3 These nests are on the western end of large & high reedbeds along Braamfontein spruit. Lots of others but well hidden in huge reeds. 6161 803 5/7/2013 13 mv 5123 revisited. location: old colony in large reeds adjoining fence now cut down. Large colony now moved 10m to remaining dense green reeds. 13 new green
nests in small colonies. Much activity amongst nests. Birds hard to photograph. Moulted and semi moulted birds observed. Whole area brown except reedbeds. Mid winter breeding activity. No precipitation for months but
spruit is visited frequently by these birds. no of nests - counted 13 new
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