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800, Eastern Golden Weaver Ploceus subaureus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm2808 [on-line data upload (2012-08-31): 21533]
Speciesyellow weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, St Lucia ,
2832AD
LocalitySt Lucia lake. Parks Board dredger harbour
Latitude, longitude-28.362305555556, 32.410277777778 [0 m accuracy]
Date2012/8/30
NotesNumerous clusters of yellow weaver nests attached to two (2) reed stems (phragmites) similar but smaller and courser material used than thickbilled weaver - entrance at base. all on west facing eastern shores/banks - ie facing over river. Many new nests being built. examined some nests - no eggs or lining. different nests examined for at least 2 kms. No flocks, just single males - red eye conspicuous. many clusters of 2 to 5 nests hidden in the reeds – some new, others older. Probably examined 10 for eggs/lining. Estimate of 60 nests in total but not considered ‘a colony’ as widely separated and different males.
Nest count0
Nest sitereed

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