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PAPER: Birds using weaver nests

2013-07-29 (396)

Martin J, Broekhuysen GJ. 1961. Some records of birds using the nests of others. Ostrich 32:104-106


This is an early paper documenting several species of birds using the nests of other species for breeding. Three species were listed as using weaver nests for breeding:

Weaver Species using nest Notes
Cape Weaver African Dusky Flycatcher Muscicapa adusta built nest inside weaver nest
Cape Weaver Cape Sparrow Passer melanurus found sparrow clutches in weaver nests [text implies several records]
Yellow Bishop Karoo Prinia Prinia maculosa 2 records of prinia adding lining to widow nests

Please look out for weaver nests being used by other species, and submit the records to PHOWN!

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