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803, Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm2766 [on-line data upload (2012-08-24): 21231]
SpeciesSouthern Masked Weaver
Observer(s)Reiman C
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
LocalityClovelly Wetland
Latitude, longitude-34.128849, 18.432445 [5 m accuracy]
Notes6 nests, smaller and rounder in appearance to most others. My first sighting of "Masked" Weavers in this area.
Nest count6
Nest sitereed

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
276680324/8/201266 nests, smaller and rounder in appearance to most others. My first sighting of "Masked" Weavers in this area.
280480329/8/201266 nests including 1 green. Beautiful yellow and black male was keeping a distance from me while female was also waiting a few meters away. Repeat count.
329380314/10/201211This colony has expanded to 11 nests. No birds were observed during this visit. It was extremely difficult to photograph the nests as the site has become overgrown with lush growing reeds. I did not wear appropriate footwear for the muddy conditions.
624180314/7/201355 nests in total, 1 green. Nests smaller & rounder on same spot as previous year. My last visit 3 weeks ago showed zero nests on this spot. Could not photograph bird.
629580316/7/201355 nests plus one with only a grass ring as per photo. I managed a picture of the nest builder.
668980331/7/201377 and one half built abandoned nest. This is the only active Southern Masked Weaver colony in the wetland that I am aware of. I did not see the birds this time. REPEAT

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