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797, Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 974 [on-line data upload (2011-07-31): 7547] Species Village weaver Observer(s) Van Vuuren A Country, town, locus South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Bluff, Durban,
Locality Residential suburb, Durban Latitude, longitude -29.90356667, 31.02518333 [0 m accuracy] Date 2011/5/4 Notes No breeding males observed, but new, fresh nests continue to be built. Nest count 6 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 974 797 4/5/2011 6 No breeding males observed, but new, fresh nests continue to be built. 975 797 6/7/2011 13 Activity at the colony continued right through autumn and winter with one or two new nests being constructed during all this time. The noise levels have greatly increased in this recent week. 976 797 11/7/2011 14 The males are in full breeding plumage for about two weeks but it is unclear whether they have started breeding yet. Unclear whether it is females or males in non-breeding plumage fiddling at the nests.
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