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803, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm7268 [on-line data upload (2013-10-14): 52586]
SpeciesSouthern Masked Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Tzaneen,
Localitymonsoon gallery tea room
Latitude, longitude-24.375241666667, 30.704544444444 [0 m accuracy]
Notes2 single nests in 2 different trees. 2 previous nests destroyed by gymnogene few weeks back.
Nest count0
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
313104/10/201276Time: 10h00 - 11h00; weather. Hot. 38degrees. Nest count: original 23/1/2012 was 42, but did not realise that this site stretched over about 6-7 trees. Counted 33 at original site & another 40 all over neighbouring trees. plus 3 single, green, isolated new nests. a couple of LMWeavers seen in the trees but this colony has not become 'active' shall return.
506080329/12/2012133 small groups of Sth. masked weaver nests scattered about in trees amongst LMWeaver colony - but separate/isolated. Nests mixture of new (green) & older. (1) group - 5 nests, 2 active males. 1 building new nest (2) group 2 - 4 nests, one active male. (3) group 3 - 4 nests - one active male. nests - 13 in total
726880312/10/201302 single nests in 2 different trees. 2 previous nests destroyed by gymnogene few weeks back.

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