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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 24101 [on-line data upload (2016-08-20): 231352] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Krochuk Billi Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Lakeside,
Locality Lakeside Greenspace Latitude, longitude -34.081352, 18.455363 [20 m accuracy] Date 2016/8/20 Notes 5 males displaying with 1 female observing. A single male Southern Masked-Weaver (ringed) was also hanging around. Nest count 24 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 22398 799 28/9/2006 8 willow tree, brN, f in tree preen 24101 799 20/8/2016 24 5 males displaying with 1 female observing. A single male Southern Masked-Weaver (ringed) was also hanging around. 24147 799 26/8/2016 24 Four males and one female seen. 24149 799 27/8/2016 21 nests in willow, active; several waterbirds nearby (Little Egret, Grey heron, etc); also male S Masked Weaver 24698 803 12/11/2016 0 male SMW hung from nest, present in willow; mixed colony with Cape Weaver, chicks heard - not sure if SMW or CW 26324 803 1/7/2017 3 green nests [+old nests], male present 26437 799 19/8/2017 0 mixed colony 28186 799 13/1/2019 0 old nests, mainly East side of willow 29619 799 29/11/2020 14 female in tree
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