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BirdPix:   74576
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3320CC
Observer:   De Klerk W
Date of record:   2019-01-26
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   This nest was built with these large stones by a familiar chat for 2 consecutive years in this small poison room. Nests were built at separate spots in room despite previous year's nest being preserved. Not large size of stones that was carried into the room through an aeration opening above door.
Last updated:   2022-03-11 14:29:26
Sp. code:   570
Species name:   Cercomela familiaris
Common name:   Familiar Chat -- Gewone Spekvreter
Family:   Muscicapidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Familiar chat nest
Institution:   ADU-UCT
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VM-number: 74576 - photo: 1
VM-number: 74576 - photo: 2
VM-number: 74576 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Lisl van Deventer
Comment:   Very interesting, especially the size of the stones!
Date:   2019-04-01 17:57:39
Species name:   Cercomela familiaris -- Familiar Chat; Gewone Spekvreter
Species code:   570

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