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792, Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 7091 [on-line data upload (2013-09-11): 49730] Species Lesser Masked Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Mpumalanga, Skukuza,
Locality Skukuza reception, Kruger National Park Latitude, longitude -24.995836, 31.591717 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/9/8 Notes Checking if birds arrived. None seen. No new nests. Nest count 0 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 5196 792 18/10/2012 30 30+ nests, 1+ green nests, 6 br males, 1 females, tree-palm 8399 792 6/8/2013 6 Vm 5196 revisited. 4 old nests found in Palm tree. 2 old nests in Maroela. No birds in attendance. Surveyed the camp for other possible nests and LMW's. in camp and along river front. None found. 7091 792 8/9/2013 0 Checking if birds arrived. None seen. No new nests. 7475 792 11/11/2013 14 Vm 7091 revisited. some new activity. 8 new & 1 old nest. None in nearby small marula tree. Only 2 males seen.
8706 792 1/2/2014 0 Vm 7091 7475 & 8399 revisited. Very few nests observed this year. No birds seen in attendance.
Note: The Bush is green and vibrant. Lots of water, puddles etc. This and the Panic dam hide site may have peaked late Nov/Dec - the few nests still observed could be the surviving remnants - the rest being destroyed by monkeys, garden maintenance etc. (Site last visited 2013-8-6 & 2013-9-8, 2013-11-11) 18571 792 17/12/2015 18 Revisited.
Location: single palm tree in garden corner of office block.
Comments: mid-day sighting. Birds in attendance.
Note: Long funnel nest definitely LMW and not spectacled - bird seen.
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