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Record status ACCEPTED Vm 6971 [on-line data upload (2013-08-12): 48312] Species Lesser Masked Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Locality landscaped ponds and garden at entrance, Blyde Wildlife Estate Latitude, longitude -24.398436111111, 30.806605555556 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/8/9 Notes landscaped ponds and garden at entrance to estate.
Comment: weavers seen but not identified - except spectacled -
recorded. Definitely LMW nests and probably Sthn Masked mixed colony.
nests: no new nests Nest count 0 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 6970 791 9/8/2013 4 nests above reeds around landscaped entrance to Blyde wildlife estate.
Comments: Spectacle weaver seen in immediate vicinity inspecting a nest.
Have seen/recorded that these weavers may restore old nests. Village &
LMW also in surrounding trees.
nests: 4 old around pond. 7308 803 21/10/2013 0 Multi species colony. Previous reports for Spectacled and Lesser Masked from this site (Vm 6970/1). Rained last night. Immediate reaction from birds as colony inspected 2 days ago. New, almost complete Southern Masked Weaver and 7 Village Weaver rings & one completed nest structure. Village Weaver already performing nest display. No sign of other species yet. 7586 791 30/11/2013 4 Revisited Vm 6970. 2 groups of 2 nests in lower branches of fever trees, over water & bulrushes. currently seem 'not used' Birds heard in vicinity. Looked for newer nests unsuccessfully.
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