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801, Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm8875 [on-line data upload (2014-02-20): 69215]
SpeciesHolub's Golden Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Localityradio mask tree next to R36, Ndlovomuzi
Latitude, longitude-24.3985, 30.762933333333 [0 m accuracy]
NotesUsed to be lesser masked weavers in this tree. None this season. No birds seen.
Nest count1
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
501277930/12/20125New - Red billed buffalo weavers in radio tower alongside R36 near Ndlovumuzi turn off. 5 new nests (3 males in attendance/on guard). Nests not noticed last year in spite of being inspected for RH weaver nests. Nests contain chicks. Males constantly building or attending to nests, displaying, squabbling and vocalising. Males bringing food to nests. Very active colony.
501180331/12/201226New - Sthn. masked weavers. Location 17, 5 & 4 nests, mostly unattended, located in 3 hookthorn trees surrounding a Radio tower mast site. Many small, similar colonies found in this area. seems masked weavers prefer small colonies located near seasonal water - local rains have been late this year so maybe one of the reasons for new Sthn masked weaver nests only being built now. Nests - 26
750280317/11/20133Vm 5011/5615 revisited. 3 new, single nests in different trees surrounding the tower perimeter. There were 26 nests in Dec 2012. Very late rains this season. First rains now started & flying ants swarming. 3 new nests counted. One in each tree. Males & females in attendance. The existing paired birds returned to same site.
887580111/2/20141Used to be lesser masked weavers in this tree. None this season. No birds seen.

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