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803, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 6163 [on-line data upload (2013-07-08): 44947] Species Southern Masked Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Gauteng, Randburg,
Locality Lower Braamfontein Spruit Latitude, longitude -26.10895, 28.021755555556 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/7/5 Notes Vm 5128 revisited. Location: lower, scattered group of Braamfontein weaver nests both sides of
the river. Area checked 25/5/2013 a few tatty nest scraps observed so not reported. Area now has scattered green/new nests - hard to specify exact locations except tree nests. No bishops seen.
Partially moulting birds seen. No of nests - probably 6 new but area is swampy, dense and inaccessible. Nest count 6 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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