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792, Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm7587 [on-line data upload (2013-12-02): 57654]
SpeciesLesser Masked Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
LocalityBlyde wildlife estate entrance
Latitude, longitude-24.398436111111, 30.806605555556 [0 m accuracy]
NotesVm 6971 revisited. 2 main locations but mostly in fever tree on island. Island group 51 nests. Dam wall 12. This location has grown - largest seen in 3 years. 3/4km from Otto & Blyde river cafe colonies.
Nest count63
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
69707919/8/20134nests above reeds around landscaped entrance to Blyde wildlife estate. Comments: Spectacle weaver seen in immediate vicinity inspecting a nest. Have seen/recorded that these weavers may restore old nests. Village & LMW also in surrounding trees. nests: 4 old around pond.
730880321/10/20130Multi species colony. Previous reports for Spectacled and Lesser Masked from this site (Vm 6970/1). Rained last night. Immediate reaction from birds as colony inspected 2 days ago. New, almost complete Southern Masked Weaver and 7 Village Weaver rings & one completed nest structure. Village Weaver already performing nest display. No sign of other species yet.
758679130/11/20134Revisited Vm 6970. 2 groups of 2 nests in lower branches of fever trees, over water & bulrushes. currently seem 'not used' Birds heard in vicinity. Looked for newer nests unsuccessfully.

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