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793, Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm7316 [on-line data upload (2013-10-23): 53335]
SpeciesRed-headed Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD; Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
LocalityR36 tel wire
Latitude, longitude-24.290666666667, 30.6282 [0 m accuracy]
Notesnests spread out between 3 telephone poles, 5+ males, several females, 32+35+3 nests
Nest count70
Nest siteman-made

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
411779310/11/201252Active colony concentrated on Telephone post and stretching 20m West & east along wires. Nest count - 52+ intact in this location. But - Many smaller active colonies on telephone wires or posts for about 18km on the R36, most on telephone wires - some on power lines. [see also Birdpix 1218]
630979314/7/20130Site Vm 4117 revisited. No bird activity noted after 2 visits on same day. No new nests identified but colony greatly enlarged since last visit. Scattered nests on both sides of the road stretching for kms.
698979316/8/20130Vm 6309 revisited. previous coords used are too far off the road and used for the Red Billed buffalo weavers in the tree behind. (sent next.) Location: many nests on telephone poles and wire along this GP used is a general location. comments: No birds seen. All nests are old. Checking for their return. Nests: not counted
707979310/9/20133Vm 6989 revisited. No birds seen - but 3 new partially built nests seen & one ring besides old, dark nests.
71797932/10/20130Vm 6309/6989 revisited. Very active colony with new nests, competing males and females. Nests not counted as some are new, others are being revamped. Cannot tell.
73167939/10/201370nests spread out between 3 telephone poles, 5+ males, several females, 32+35+3 nests
753179325/11/20130Vm 7179 revisited. Colony has not grown or progressed at this main location since last 2 visits. Rains started recently. (Vm 7179) Males seen carrying insects and twigs, not for building or feeding, but holding them in beaks and doing shaking displays on top. Eventually dropping twigs in a disinterested way. Females busy inside nests, probably brooding. Black cuckoo calling from nearby tree. Chased off by males.
1389079312/10/201465nests on telephone wires & poles alongside R36 200m near D202, Makalali/Gravelot turn off. Nest counted by groups (west to east -3+1+4+1+3+5+5+5+4+26+3+5 = 65 total) Comment:. At least 8 red-headed plus 2 yellow headed young males counted plus 2 females 1st Rains - light shower but puddles still around from previous night. vm 7316 revisited
180237936/9/20150Location: RHW R36 to Tzaneen -main telephone colony alongside R36. Comments - many old nests - no birds seen midday Nests - not counted (vm 13890 revisited)

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Vm 7316

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