PHOWN summaries and recordsVirtual Museum View records in Virtual Museum format
Coverage map for all species
Species totals, Nest stats per species and Observer totals
Species summary , or General query
Observer records, or View VM record
Photo of the week, or PHOWN repeats, or PHOWN priorities
PHOWN record summary
Enter new vm record to see a different record and hit 'Go'.
Species allocated by Coordinator: Record details entered by participant: (see all records here for this participant) Google map for this record (zoom in and switch to satellite view)
Photos uploaded by observer
799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 18500 [on-line data upload (2015-12-12): 180898] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Oschadleus HD Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Bellville,
Locality Jack Muller Park, main Latitude, longitude -33.89028, 18.62881 [0 m accuracy] Date 2015/12/12 Notes seems deserted but red-headed finches around; Pied Barbet heard in tree; 4 cape sparrow nests in tree Nest count 116 Nest site tree
To see this map with all other PHOWN records, click here. Note that the map on this page will load very slowly and probably will only work if you use Chrome as a browser.
History of repeat colony counts
Note: repeats from the same day are not shown.
vm Species code Date Nests Notes 17544 799 28/6/2015 0 Today at Jack Muller Park in Bellville I saw a little group of Red-headed Finches going in and out one of the Cape Weaver nests in a Fever Tree in the carpark. [see also record on facebook] 16812 799 3/7/2015 115 active colony in 2 fever acacias, several males, female into nest; few Red-headed Finches in tree, male carrying nest material into old weaver nest 17389 799 15/8/2015 110 1 nest broken by male - sand/mud in nest! No Red-headed Finches seen (11-11.30am). 2+ females breeding. 11+ males 18009 799 12/10/2015 0 Red-headed finches seen using the Cape Weaver nests. 18035 799 17/10/2015 108 5+ breeding females; eggshells below; 6+ Red-headed Finches investigating several nests; 3 Cape Sparrow nests with sparrow pair in same fever trees 18086 799 21/10/2015 0 weaver colony at night - Red-headed Finches roosting in some nests - no weavers noticed though would be present as well 18211 799 29/10/2015 0 male weaver sleeping in non breeding nest, tail of weaver in Nest2; male Red-headed Finch sleeping in Nest, pair of finches in another nest 18338 799 21/11/2015 114 1 male in colony, no females seen; red-headed finch pair investigating different nests, female carried nest material into weaver nest, also white finch eggshell below another nest; some cape sparrow nests in tree; 1 weaver nest broken at top - suggests predation; male weaver briefly chased finch but later both seen close together without interaction 18500 799 12/12/2015 116 seems deserted but red-headed finches around; Pied Barbet heard in tree; 4 cape sparrow nests in tree 18658 799 7/1/2016 104 no weavers, pair of Red-headed Finches investigating nests,30+43+31 nests 18750 799 30/1/2016 0 many old nests, finches not seen but brief visit in late afternoon 19033 799 21/3/2016 100 old nests 19103 799 17/4/2016 102 mostly old nests, some green nests, 2 males - one building; female Red-headed Finch into nest (birdpix 25841) 19357 799 15/5/2016 100 c 100 nests, most old, c 7 green nest, male building, another male starting new nest; red-headed finch male investigating nest (birdpix 26679), another finch dead - hanging from nest (birdpix 26678) 21238 799 17/6/2016 101 2 males (see also birdpix 27818), mostly old nests but c2 green nests, several double nests; dead red-headed finch gone 22543 799 17/7/2016 85 c85 nests, old + new nests but mostly old, 1+ male; later heard red-headed finches flying past 24023 799 9/8/2016 75 3+ males, chicks heard, green nest, new nest built under old nest (photo 1) 24215 799 9/9/2016 75 most nests old, but 2 or 3 green nests, 2+ males seen; pair of red-headed finch in tree (birdpix 29398) 24389 799 7/10/2016 72 old nests, no weavers seen now 24734 799 20/11/2016 63 old nests, Red-headed Finches heard in tree 24903 799 4/1/2017 59 47+12 old nests 25037 799 5/2/2017 54 old 25163 799 13/3/2017 49 old nests, later male in tree; no red-headed finches heard in any colony 26196 799 14/5/2017 44 old nests, also Cape Sparrow nests (circled) 26315 799 18/6/2017 41 old nests 26450 799 26/8/2017 24 2+ males, old + new nests 27309 799 4/4/2018 32 old nests, Red-headed Finch male in colony (birdpix 51776), maybe more finches in tree, no weavers seen 27435 799 6/6/2018 30 old + new nests, 1 male, sev Rh Finches in tree, male finch also nr CSp nest (birdpix 54838) 27839 799 13/10/2018 62 female fed chicks, female2 out nest; male with rings (see birdpix 62321); red-headed finches in colony (see notes at birdpix 62320); CSp adults + nests; few CW nests in tree next to building 10N, tree2 52N 28125 799 22/12/2018 65 old N, CWs heard in tree; CSp nests 28216 799 16/1/2019 60 15+45 old nests, Red-headed Finch heard in tree 28328 799 17/3/2019 62 male CV68005 (birdpix 73870) build and active in colony; most nests old but several green; Red-headed Finch pair investigate 2+ weaver nests (birdpix 73868); Cape Sparrow with nest in same tree and male Cape Sparrow on top on weaver nest (birdpix 73869) - possibly to feed on invertebrates - not seen to take nest material 28401 799 27/4/2019 58 male building, 14+44 old except 2 green N 28447 799 11/5/2019 35 2N wall+9N mid+24N end - from photos; think mid 2 females+1 male, end part - 3 males+3 females - heads all tucked; 6am dark (sunrise at 7.26am); last photo think spider web N in top left cnr 28502 799 4/6/2019 63 most old, sev green nests, male 29186 799 25/11/2019 83 46+37N, few N nr wall; 1+ male in col; female fed; f2 seen; CSp pair at own nest in col; RhF invest - chased by male CW; pair seen in CW N for long time (BirdPix 97661)
Species allocated by Coordinator:
Record details entered by participant: (see all records here for this participant)
Google map for this record (zoom in and switch to satellite view)