Weaver nests as a resting site for frogs

Hans-Dieter Oschadleus

Abstract


Reed frogs Hyperolius sp. and leaf-folding frogs Afrixalus sp. were recorded as resting in weaver bird nests in the daytime, from two sites in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. A Painted Reed Frog Hyperolius marmoratus taeniatus was found in a Southern Masked Weaver Ploceus velatus nest over a stream in 2004. Thirteen individuals of three frog species (Afrixalus spinifrons, Hyperolius marmoratus marmoratus, Afrixalus fornasinii) were found in the nests of a large mixed species weaver colony in a wetland in 2009.


Keywords


Amphibia; Hyperolius marmoratus; Afrixalus spinifrons; Afrixalus fornasinii;Aves; Ploceidae; Ploceus velatus; Ploceus subaureus; Amblyospiza albifrons; resting

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