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PAPER: Predation by Vervet Monkey

2013-07-22 (393)

Cronje P. 2013. Raider of the Baglafecht Weaver nest: Vervet Monkey Ornithological Observations 4:131-132

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In this paper Pieter Cronje describes a Vervet Monkey raiding some nests of the Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht in Kenya. Pieter had submitted a PHOWN record for the colony a few days earlier, and he promptly sent in a repeat record when he saw the monkey with a nest. Pieter includes photos of the colony and of the monkey in this paper.

Vervet Monkeys have been recorded as raiding nests of Southern Masked Weavers and Lesser Masked Weavers previously.

Click on the photo (right) to see the PHOWN record.

Download a pdf of the paper here.

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