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780, White-browed Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser mahali (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 7246 [on-line data upload (2013-10-08): 51783] Species white-browed Sparrow-weaver Observer(s) Archer A.M. Country, town, locus South Africa, North West, Klerksdorp,
Locality Nest at Mikado Dam gate Latitude, longitude -26.8201547939161, 26.6499674320221 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/10/8 Notes I have added this as a possible point of interest. This Southern Masked Weaver was stripping nesting material from the nests on the tree with four nests as mentioned in previous post. There was much activity on these nests with Red-faced Mousebird and Orange River White-eye also landing on the nests. Nest count 0 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 788 780 14/5/2011 13 1079 780 21/8/2011 1 FArmer broke down original tree. Birds re-built on remnants 1581 780 26/11/2011 1 Still only one nest in tree. Tree was destroyed by farm while building a fence. This piece remained. 1609 780 3/12/2011 1 This is nest in tree that farmer cut down. Still just the one nest but very active. 1801 780 7/1/2012 1 Still only one after tree cut down by farmer. 1857 780 24/1/2012 1 Still only one nest in tree that farmer had uprooted 2702 780 11/8/2012 1 Still only one nest after farmer chopped down nesting tree about a year ago. 5249 780 8/3/2013 4 I thought this colony had moved afterfarmers removed nesting tree. Now back again! 5345 780 14/4/2013 5 Now five nests. This was original nest site till farmer cut down the tree. They moved over the road but are now seemingly abandoning that nest and moving back to this one again 6802 780 3/8/2013 7 Tree farmer cut down that are re-building their nests in 7045 780 1/9/2013 9 7244 780 8/10/2013 7 This tree is at the spot where the farmer cut down the original tre with many nests. The birds moved across the road and have now moved back to site of original tree. 7694 780 14/12/2013 5 9079 780 5/3/2014 6 11920 780 20/7/2014 6 13908 780 26/10/2014 3 16843 780 19/7/2015 0 Since my last visit these birds have left. No nests left.
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