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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm5126 [on-line data upload (2013-01-31): 31789]
SpeciesSouthern Red Bishop
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg,
LocalityBraamfontein spruit, Jhb.
Latitude, longitude-26.10895, 28.021755555556 [0 m accuracy]
Notesmany 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 count0
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
51238037/1/20133These nests are on the western end of large & high reedbeds along Braamfontein spruit. Lots of others but well hidden in huge reeds.
61618035/7/201313mv 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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