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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm5009 [on-line data upload (2013-01-03): 29887]
SpeciesSouthern Masked Weaver
Observer(s)Zaloumis, Alex
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Limpopo, Hoedspruit,
Localitytim otto small dam
Latitude, longitude-24.403358333333, 30.810377777778 [0 m accuracy]
Notesnew, solitary, sthn masked weaver nest being built in acacia hanging over water right next to revamped spectacle weaver nest & above new thickbill weaver nest - next to Bronze mannikin nest. A nesting hot spot! Have noted that these birds at ottos dam are nesting later than others in the region - maybe because area was burnt out and reedbeds & bulrushes only maturing now - yet very large village weaver colony studied 50m away has become relatively quiet. Also, seeing 'other' small colonies of masked weaver nests developing in this region, often near seasonal puddles/water/pans (SABAP 2 pentad no 2420_3045).
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
50087913/1/20131revisited 3129/3088, bird feeding chicks.
71807911/10/20130Vm 5008 revisited. Original tree chopped, nest destroyed. Birds rebuilt 10m away. New nest now in a fig tree. Sitting on eggs.

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