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779, Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 8874 [on-line data upload (2014-02-19): 69076] Species Red-billed Buffalo Weaver Observer(s) Zaloumis, Alex Country, town, locus South Africa, Limpopo, Ndlovumuzi,
Locality R36 radio tower, Ndlovumuzi turn off Latitude, longitude -24.3985, 30.7629333 [0 m accuracy] Date 2014/2/11 Notes Vm 5012 revisited. No birds seen. Crows nest above - no crows seen. Nest count 4 Nest site man-made
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 5614 779 14/5/2013 7 vm 5012 revisited. no birds in attendance midday. weather sunny. smaller nests built above and below original nests, nests 7 (was 5) 6314 779 14/7/2013 0 revisited Vm 5614. No birds seen in vicinity. Maintenance team completely removed all (7 old) nests. [old pic as forgot to take a new pic] 7254 779 9/10/2013 5 Vm 5012/5614 revisited. Site checked monthly. Last comm (Vm 6314) stated that all 7 nests were cleared by maintenance. 5 starter nests now visible. No birds seen. Maintenance crew working on site again. 7501 779 17/11/2013 0 Vm 5012/7254 revisited. 5 Starter nests visible for last 2 months but little progress. (there were 7 nests before maintenance crew cleared the tower). Very late rainy season - expecting surge in progress. Birds in attendance. Also top platform has a pied crow nesting - see pic
8874 779 11/2/2014 4 Vm 5012 revisited. No birds seen. Crows nest above - no crows seen. 16386 779 1/6/2015 0 nests on tower
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