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792, Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 7534 [on-line data upload (2013-11-27): 57133] Species Lesser Masked Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Locality farmhouse off D1185 link to R36 Latitude, longitude -24.398302777778, 30.852569444444 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/11/24 Notes Relocated mixed colony in tall palm trees in garden. Colony showing rapid growth. 29 nests - Village and Lesser Masked Weaver nests. Nest count 0 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 7305 797 20/10/2013 0 Village weaver colony, in fir trees, already reported, was more alongside road but now fir trees removed. Tall palms had Southern masked only. Now seems weavers have moved to 3 new knobthorn sites along road and into these palm trees. Increased activity in area noted over last 3 weeks. No rain this season. Nest count - not done. 7533 797 24/11/2013 0 Vm 7305 revisited. Relocated mixed colony in tall palm trees in garden. Colony showing rapid growth. 29 nests but there are Lesser Masked Weaver nests as well. 8127 797 21/12/2013 19 Vm 7533 revisited. No real growth seen in this colony - last count was 29 nests - being a combination of Village & some Lesser masked. due to very dry season, many colonies started and then the birds abandoned them - some have returned.
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