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Weaver Wednesday 3  - Range changes : Red-collared Widowbird2017-05-24 (782)
Weaver Wednesday 3: range changes in S Africa (species text)
Red-collared Widowbird Euplectes ardens
Range changes in SA
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1. The core range of this widowbird in South Africa lies from eastern Mpumalanga to southern KwaZulu-Natal, excluding Zululand (this core has high reporting rates in SABAP2)
Overall the Red-collared Widowbird shows a fairly stable population between SABAP1 and SABAP2. There are many grids with large or small changes, but these are fairly patchy.
Range changes elsewhereNo major range changes known elsewhere, but it may wander in response to rainfall, eg. recorded 170km west of its known range at Selukwe, Zimbabwe, probably due to rainfall (Donnelly 1973a).
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Weaver Wednesday 3  - Range changes : Red-collared Widowbird (2017-05-24)
Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Red-collared Widowbird (2014-12-03)
Weaver Wednesday : Red-collared Widowbird (2012-10-24)
First PHOWN record for Red-collared Widow (2012-06-15)
ADU 20th anniversary celebration, Pretoria (2011-10-19)