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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 19229 [on-line data upload (2016-05-01): 210812] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Oschadleus HD Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Langebaan,
Locality West Coast NP, entrance hut to Postberg Latitude, longitude -33.144731, 18.003738 [0 m accuracy] Date 2016/5/1 Notes old nests on water tank structure - wind protected Nest count 7 Nest site man-made
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 489 799 15/8/2009 0 This 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 19229 799 1/5/2016 7 old nests on water tank structure - wind protected
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