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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm19229 [on-line data upload (2016-05-01): 210812]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Langebaan,
3318AA
LocalityWest Coast NP, entrance hut to Postberg
Latitude, longitude-33.144731, 18.003738 [0 m accuracy]
Date2016/5/1
Notesold nests on water tank structure - wind protected
Nest count7
Nest siteman-made

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
48979915/8/20090This colony of Cape Weavers chose to build their nests on the wire supports below a water tank outside the administration office near the entrance to the West Coast National Park restricted area. The apparent reason for this is that the fynbos vegetation in this Sandveld region seldom grows above a metre off the ground and these birds prefer lofty nesting sites - hence the choice of the water tower. However, one lone weaver dared to be different - he built his nest on the wire fencing close by
192297991/5/20167old nests on water tank structure - wind protected

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