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791, Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 7027 [on-line data upload (2013-08-27): 48807] Species Specktacled Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Locality 89 Antelope Rd, Hoedspruit Latitude, longitude -24.352577777778, 30.944466666667 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/8/23 Notes 2 nests visible in palm thicket in luxurious garden about 4m
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. Nest count 2 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 7026 792 23/8/2013 0 Many 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'. 7242 792 7/10/2013 0 Vm 7026 revisited. Nests being built high up in tall palm trees and lower down in smaller palm trees. 7517 792 24/11/2013 58 Nests 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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