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Weavers breeding in Eucalypts
Some weavers often nest in exotic vegetation, especially tall trees in man-modified habitits. This includes eucalypt trees (Eucalptus), which are otherwise not frequented by many indigenous birds. Smith 1974 (The utilization of gum trees by birds in Africa, Ibis 116:155-164) compiled a list of birds, including the weavers below. Additionally records are also listed.
For the Southern Masked Weaver and Cape Weaver there are particularly many records. For several species, there are PHOWN records, showing nesting in Eucalypts.
Weavers that have been recorded as breeding in Eucalyptus trees (from Smith 1974):
Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus
Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Lesser Masked Weaver Ploceus intermedius
Southern Red Bishop Euplectes orix
Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps
Ruppell's Weaver Ploceus galbula
Village Weaver Ploceus cucullatus
Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei
White-browed Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser mahali
Weavers that have been recorded as breeding in Eucalyptus trees (single or few records):
Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger
Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius
Spectacled Weaver Ploceus ocularis
Dark-backed Weaver Ploceus bicolor
Red-billed Quelea Quelea quelea
Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni