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793, Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 8416 [on-line data upload (2014-01-16): 64599] Species Red-headed Weaver Observer(s) Harris Ann Country, town, locus Tanzania, , Mwanza,
Locality Sasakwa Hill, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti Latitude, longitude -2.0813888888889, 34.506111111111 [0 m accuracy] Date 2014/1/8 Notes Male was first rebuilding lone albizia nest, then moved to the 3 commiphora nests, then started new commiphora nest. Female in lowest commiphora nest. A pair of bronze mannikins now relining and compacting albizia nest. Nest count 5 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 3571 793 29/10/2012 4 One male only, working on newest nest of four, in Albizia tree 4150 793 1/12/2012 4 2 chicks in nest (repeat entry - chicks have hatched!!) 4151 793 3/12/2012 4 very windy day, hope the nest and chicks survive 4152 793 4/12/2012 4 There are THREE chicks. Male and female parents feed chicks, but mostly the male 5057 793 20/1/2013 1 Only one nest remaining. Female in nest and male in attendence 5058 793 22/1/2013 0 HEARTBREAK. Vervet monkeys broke the last remaining nest and stole the eggs. 5082 793 23/1/2013 1 Rebuilding began the day after nest destroyed. both male and female working feverishly. 5166 793 5/2/2013 1 Never give up! The monkeys have moved on and the red-heads are back! One mating pair 5167 793 7/2/2013 1 Building at great speed. Already lining the interior. 5174 793 11/2/2013 1 Building has stopped. Female spends nights in nest. 5175 793 12/2/2013 1 Female sitting :) 5180 793 14/2/2013 0 The monkeys are back 5181 793 17/2/2013 0 Broken blue egg shells, evidence of demise 5185 793 19/2/2013 0 Back shredding leaves to start rebuilding. Monkeys still around, I fear for the next clutch. 5603 793 6/5/2013 1 They're back, but moved two trees away! 5604 793 8/5/2013 1 Both male and female actively building 5605 793 9/5/2013 1 Female is rather bossy over building procedures! 5623 793 20/5/2013 2 The male has begun building a new nest whilst still working on the original one. The female has not been in attendance for 2 days. 5628 793 22/5/2013 2 Male working on both nests.
Female observed entering original nest, but not exiting. Cannot see into nest chamber to see if she is sitting. 5655 793 25/5/2013 2 Building has stopped. Female is sitting, leaves nest occasionally for a few mins. Male nearby. 5661 793 1/6/2013 2 Chicks seem to have hatched - cannot see inside nest but can hear chirping. Female in and out of nest, male occasionally. 5683 793 10/6/2013 2 Three chicks! Both parents feeding. 5718 793 12/6/2013 2 Chicks growing 5719 793 13/6/2013 2 Both parents feeding. Diet has changed from soft green leaves to something that does not protrude from parents' beaks. Possibly seeds. Chicks have learned to reverse out nest cavity to defecate. 5912 793 18/6/2013 2 The 3 fledglings have left the nest. 7194 793 22/9/2013 3 A new nest has been built in the original albizia tree. The male is working on all three nests - the new one, plus last season's two in the neighbouring commiphora tree 7197 793 28/9/2013 3 Male has been displaying and female has been inspecting all 3 nests.
2-10-2013 female sitting in same nest as last season. Unfortunately I have to leave site again, but hope clutch is successful. 8416 793 8/1/2014 5 Male was first rebuilding lone albizia nest, then moved to the 3 commiphora nests, then started new commiphora nest. Female in lowest commiphora nest. A pair of bronze mannikins now relining and compacting albizia nest. 8433 793 17/1/2014 6 All 5 nests have been rejected. New building of a 6th nest has begun. Mannikins continue to renovate original nest.
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