Bird ringing report – Paardeberg 2018/03/28

Cape robin-chat (Cossypha caffra). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Cape robin-chat – Virtual Museum record

Report by Dieter Oschadleus

The Paardeberg stands out as a mountainous island in an agricultural landscape between Paarl/Wellington and Malmesbury in the Swartland region of the Western Cape. Very little bird ringing has taken place here, so Les Underhill and I had a ringing session on Bowwood Farm on Wednesday.

The top species was Cape White-eye (n=22), followed by Southern Masked Weavers (n=8), where 2 of the latter were males in partial breeding plumage. The ring of one bird has been recovered in the Paardeberg area, a Cape Weaver ringed with ring 231054 in Tygerberg.

Thanks to Julian and Bridget Johnsen for hosting us!

Streaky-headed seedeater (Serinus gularis). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Streaky-headed seedeater – Virtual Museum record

Karoo prinia (Prinia maculosa). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Karoo prinia – Virtual Museum record

Cape weaver (Ploceus capensis). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Cape weaver – Virtual Museum record

Southern masked-weaver (Ploceus velatus). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Southern masked-weaver – Virtual Museum record

Olive thrush (Turdus olivaceus). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Olive thrush – Virtual Museum record

Cape white-eye (Zosterops virens). Photo credit: Dieter Oschadleus (2018)

Cape white-eye – Virtual Museum record

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