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791, Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm7027 [on-line data upload (2013-08-27): 48807]
SpeciesSpecktacled Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Locality89 Antelope Rd, Hoedspruit
Latitude, longitude-24.352577777778, 30.944466666667 [0 m accuracy]
Notes2 nests visible in palm thicket in luxurious garden about 4m above ground. Comment: Green material repairs on nest funnel. Male actiively bringing new material and sewing it into top - both birds 'attending' nest as displacemnet activity. Calling. nests - 2 old, one being refurbished.
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
702679223/8/20130Many nests (owner claims up to 150+) in tall palm trees (clustered under fronds) & all over smaller palm tree thicket around pool. Many at eye level. No LMW birds seen. Village weavers present in area. Nests not counted as they are all 'old & unattended'.
72427927/10/20130Vm 7026 revisited. Nests being built high up in tall palm trees and lower down in smaller palm trees.
751779224/11/201358Nests loosely scattered in short palm trees. Nests concentrated on spines of Larger palm tree fronds. nests: 21 in short palms. 37 new in tall palms

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