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3928, Black-chinned Weaver Ploceus nigrimentus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm5305 [on-line data upload (2013-04-01): 35496]
SpeciesBlack-chinned Weaver
Observer(s)Mills, Michael
Country, town, locusAngola, , Capaia ,
0820CA
Localityc.20 km south of Capaia
Latitude, longitude-8.5212222222222, 20.222972222222 [0 m accuracy]
Date2011/5/5
NotesFemale seen 28 April during multidisciplinary biodiversity expedition to NE Angola. Shortly before seeing the bird, had noted some unusual weaver nests in a nearby tree. On 5 May, while passing this site again, climbed the tree, to examine the nests more closely, collecting one for subsequent identification and description. Colony in the upper and outer branches of a c.12 m-tall False Mopane Guibourtia coleosperma tree.
Nest count10
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
530539285/5/201110Female seen 28 April during multidisciplinary biodiversity expedition to NE Angola. Shortly before seeing the bird, had noted some unusual weaver nests in a nearby tree. On 5 May, while passing this site again, climbed the tree, to examine the nests more closely, collecting one for subsequent identification and description. Colony in the upper and outer branches of a c.12 m-tall False Mopane Guibourtia coleosperma tree.

Vm 5305

Best: Black-chinned Weaver - first record for the species in Angola

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