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779, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 5616 [on-line data upload (2013-05-15): 39845] Species Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Mpumalanga, Satara,
Locality satara hut 48 Latitude, longitude -24.39295, 31.777267 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/5/5 Notes repeat vm2957. no birds in attendance - midday. 14 nests Nest count 14 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 2573 779 5/9/2005 0 several nest masses in fever trees; adults fed on bread 2491 779 21/6/2012 15 15 redbilled buffalo weaver nests & 2 birds feeding below 2957 779 19/9/2012 21 repeat Satara camp hut B48. 21 nests counted. see weavers in tree. maybe 2 juveniles - see pic with orange beak. 5616 779 5/5/2013 14 repeat vm2957. no birds in attendance - midday. 14 nests 6485 779 20/7/2013 26 raining and no sign of birds in this tree. location: Hut B48, Satara, 100m from other 2 colonies. nests: 26 separate nest clusters - up from 14 (2013-5-5) 7643 779 5/12/2013 10 Comparing pictures of this colony taken in July (Vm 6485) we note fewer but larger nests - ie nests are dynamic and merge or fall off. Nests: 10 - were 26 8697 779 1/2/2014 18 Vm 6485 revisited. Nests in fever tree next to huts B48 & 49. Active colony. Nest count difficult - about 18 separate nest clusters - down from 27. 18026 779 19/7/2015 17 Comment: active colony.
Nests: 16-17 colony growing, nests joining up.
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