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783, Sociable Weaver Philetairus socius (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm5138 [on-line data upload (2013-02-02): 31893]
SpeciesSociable Weaver
Observer(s)Van Zyl Pierre
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Northern Cape, Aggenys,
LocalityRoad sight, 21 km from Aggenys
Latitude, longitude-29.3475, 18.71444444 [6 m accuracy]
Nest count0
Nest siteman-made

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
655078324/6/20130this was the first nest observed on the N14 travelling from Springbok to Aggeneys
248017839/12/20160This location is currently the westernmost sociable weaver nest on the N14 road between Aggeneys and Springbok. Range expansion has been quite significant over the last 15-20 years. I worked extensively in the area until 1998 and at that time there were no sociable weaver nests in the area, not even east of Pofadder which is located about 100km due east. This location has none of the original birds which is not surprising given the current "guest", a Greater Kestrel. [BirdPix-33177] Judging by the amount of droppings I think this is pretty much a permanent occupation. This is supported by pictures of the same nest dating back to 2010 which shows the droppings but no bird.

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Interactive map: N4 rapt - rest/shelter, BirdPix-33177

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