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804, Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm7431 [on-line data upload (2013-11-14): 55942]
SpeciesThick-billed Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Mpumalanga, White River,
Localitytop of stream off Bayhill Drive, White River
Latitude, longitude-25.281875, 31.000741666667 [0 m accuracy]
NotesSingle new nest low down in tall reeds, over water. Bird in attendance.
Nest count1
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
743079710/11/201347Brand new, green nests. Seems that the old established fever tree colony has fragmented due to heavy predation and sought refuge in the reed beds. Females still lining the nests with reed tufts but most males sitting on sentry duty waiting for mates.

Vm 7430

Best: Village Weaver - male displaying at nest

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