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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 25160 [on-line data upload (2017-03-13): 273308] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Oschadleus HD Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Bellville,
Locality Jack Muller Park, park cnr Latitude, longitude -33.89077, 18.630025 [0 m accuracy] Date 2017/3/13 Notes old Nest count 6 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 18036 799 17/10/2015 24 green nest, female out of nest; Cape Sparrow nest near weaver nests; Red-headed Finch male investigating nest then perch in tree; on opposite side of tree to Masked Weaver colony 18205 803 29/10/2015 6 male sleeping in nest 18333 803 21/11/2015 2 2 nests, 1 old breeding nest (low), 1 non br nest (high), male perched near cape weaver nests 18496 803 12/12/2015 1 male building new nest 18660 803 7/1/2016 0 low branches cut off, so no nests left 18751 799 30/1/2016 0 many old nests, no decent check due to car below colony 19030 799 21/3/2016 19 Red-headed Finch visited top of old weaver nest, pair flew off; 2 nests greenish; male CW visited briefly - near nests (see birdpix 25075), also second CW in tree; old cape sparrow nests nearby; broken weaver nest 19104 799 17/4/2016 19 old nests with 1 green nest; later male weaver seen in tree; also red-headed finch; Pied Barbet heard in distance 19356 799 15/5/2016 19 17 old nests, 2 green nests; 2 males, 1 building, see also birdpix 26676; old sparrow nest nearby
21242 799 17/6/2016 23 old nests, with 3 green nests, old cape sparrow nest, weaver & sparrows heard in fever tree, later some red-headed finches in tree 22540 799 17/7/2016 24 green + old nests, 2+ males, female in nest, Pied barbet heard; later pair of Red-headed Finches investigating nests (birdpix 28307) - 3rd photo
birdpix 28307 24019 799 9/8/2016 19 active, ringing at colony - 5 males and 2 females with brood patches caught (see Birdpix) - also heard weaver chicks; also 3 Redheaded Finches caught (see Birdpix); Rh Finch also seen investigating weaver nest; old sparrow nest in colony 24217 799 9/9/2016 15 no weavers seen now; red-headed finches heard in tree - female finch seen (and photos in last fever tree) 24390 799 7/10/2016 15 mostly old nests, 1 green partial nest but no weavers now; at 8am 2 Red-headed Finches preened in tree 24731 799 20/11/2016 15 old nests, but male singing from nest 24900 799 4/1/2017 9 old nests, but S Masked Weaver hung from nest briefly singing before singing more in tree (see birdpix 33266) 25035 799 5/2/2017 7 25160 799 13/3/2017 6 old 26193 799 14/5/2017 8 6 old nests, 2 new, no weavers now 26310 799 18/6/2017 7 old nests, one nest with green entrance; heard Red-headed Finches in trees; later (17.25pm) several CWs at nests 26445 799 26/8/2017 10 male CV67999, green nest, female with feather, later female out
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