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3922, Yellow-backed Weaver Ploceus melanocephalus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm26183 [on-line data upload (2017-05-09): 287019]
Speciesploceus melanocephalus
Observer(s)de Cauwer R
Country, town, locusCongo (DRC), Katanga, Kashobwe,
Latitude, longitude-9.72402191449012, 28.602100610733032 [30 m accuracy]
Notesthere were 8 nests, one with 2 eggs, one was being lined by female and one feshly built with male diplaying --- So breeding goes well into May.
Nest count8
Nest sitereed

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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
243357913/8/20161Ocularis nest building on reeds.
25025106522/1/201718Two white eggs of about 1cm were found in one nest , put back and female did return to nest.
25016028/1/20170Aquatica couple squatting Melano or Pelzeni nest. One of them was bringing nesting materials to the nest
25022392229/1/201718Male attracting females, nests build in Ambatch trees also in grass, reeds and papyrus
2506579112/2/20171Two eggs where found and returned - Male returning to inspect the nest then female returned and stayed in the nest.
25071388219/2/201718Site 1 - Breeding colony of Ploceus Katangae and about 20% Melanocephalus. some nest under construction some with 2 chicks and some with 2 eggs.
25138026/2/20170All 3 species nesting together at the same place - Males/females/nests & eggs
2586379223/4/201714 14 nests build in a acacia tree next to a water filled channel, next to the main road and bridge--- NOTE several wasp nests close to the nests as protection as seen on picture.
2618339227/5/20178there were 8 nests, one with 2 eggs, one was being lined by female and one feshly built with male diplaying --- So breeding goes well into May.

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Best: Yellow-backed Weaver - still breeding

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