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Weaver Wednesday 3 [262] - Range changes [25]: Chestnut Weaver

2017-06-21 (786)

gravit8 Weaver Wednesday 3: range changes in S Africa (species text)

Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus

Chestnut Weaver, Records in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
V=Virtual Museum record (Birdpix), P=PHOWN record, L=Literature record

Range changes in SA

In South Africa the Chestnut Weaver has two grid cells with records from SABAP2 (2007-), while there were no records during SABAP1 (1987-1991), nor previous to the atlas projects.

There were also additional records, as listed in the Table below.

Chestnut Weaver
Chestnut Weaver,
figure from Birdpix

Range change summary
More 4 lists 30 lists
increases n % n %
Decrease 0 0 0 0
Tiny change 0 0 0 0
Increase 2 100 1 100
Total 2 100 1 100

Table: records of Chestnut Weavers in the Northern Cape, South Africa

RecordDateLocalityFirst observerNotesWeb links
19-12 Jan 2011Nossob, KTP, N CapeMadel Whittington1 male BP first news item and papers
[not listed in ABB 2011 16(2):18-19]
214-24 Jan 2011Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, N CapeBen Smit1 male BPweaver news
312 April 2011Samevloeiing waterhole, KTP, N CapeGraeme Ellis1 male BP paper
423 Feb 2012just south of Union's End picnic site, KTPWenda Redfern2 males BP Birdpix, and rarebirdnews
522 April 2013Augrabies Falls NPAlan Sizer2 males BP, 1 female Birdpix
617 Mar 2014Spitskop GR, Upington, N CapeVincent Parker1 male BP weaver news
730 Mar 2014Spitskop GR, Upington, N CapeBrian Vanderwalt1 male BP male still present
& building
7bend of Mar 2014Spitskop GR, Upington, N CapePeter Giesler1 male BP facebook, photo

KTP = Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
BP = breeding plumage

Range changes elsewhere

Namibia: sighting far south of its range in Namibia (Swanepoel W 2005 Birds on the move: range extensions and vagrants in western, central and southern Namibia 1994-2005. Lanioturdus 38(2):19-24).