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815, Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm24324 [on-line data upload (2016-09-27): 237397]
Specieseuplectes macroura
Observer(s)de Cauwer R
Country, town, locusCongo (DRC), Katanga Province, Lubumbashi,
Localitykafubu Lodge/farm
Latitude, longitude-11.5501298392729, 28.126974105835 [1 m accuracy]
NotesFollow-up ; Observe a male hovering several times above different places but found no nests. Afterobserving him for several hours and going to the spot where he hovered and not finding any nests, I finally spotted 2 fledglings well camouflaged in the high grass. I observed them for a while, then the female came to feed them through the high grass, not from above as not to attract unwanted visitors, the male, very nervous, was then hovering above me, probably to worn about the intruder. The female finds all the food in the high grass without exposing herself and her chicks making them very difficult to find or spot. The chicks flew further away when I came too close, but always low down. Conclusion is that the chicks displace themselves in the grass and the females finds the food around them IMG 329 - Female with the chicks well hidden. IMG 334 - 2 Fledglings IMG 337 - 1 fledgling close up
Nest count0
Nest sitereed

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