Weaver Wednesday 3: range changes in S Africa
Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis
Range changes in SA
Range change summary
In South Africa the Cape Weaver has about the same number of grid cells with increases, as cells with decreases, in reporting rate, between SABAP1 (1987-1991) and SABAP2 (2007-).
The points below match the points on the map above.
Areas with very large increases include:
1. Lower Orange River in the Northern Cape.
2. Central parts of the Northern Cape and western Free State - new range records at scattered localities.
Areas with mixed changes:
3. Western Cape - this is the core part of the range for the Cape Weaver, with some grids showing large increases, but most grids showing small changes (either increases or decreases).
Areas with very large decreases:
4. Border of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.
5. Gauteng - the Cape Weaver occurs here at a low reporting rate.
Range changes elsewhere
Namibia: breeding records on the Namibian side of the Orange River (Oschadleus 2016z3).