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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 253 [on-line data upload (2010-10-30): 2273] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Jackson C; Simon Hurry; Barry Schultz; Sue Shultz Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Scarborough,
Locality edge of Scarborough village Latitude, longitude -34.19555, 18.37364 [0 m accuracy] Date 2010/10/30 Notes nests were in small copse of Eucalypts on very edge of village opposite open fynbos; adults seen entering and leaving several nests Nest count 35 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 253 799 30/10/2010 35 nests were in small copse of Eucalypts on very edge of village opposite open fynbos; adults seen entering and leaving several nests 2769 799 25/8/2012 0 This is a repeat count.
Very active colony with much construction and chirping taking place.
32 nest including 6 green and 2 semi completed.
Very difficult to count and take photos because of 45knots of wind.
I have not been able to locate any Weaver colonies further South, yet. 5828 799 22/6/2013 29 29 nests in total. According to the Gardener about 10 remained from last year. 6 nests had green sections and 4 birds were very active. One bird had just started his "anchor" as can be seen on photo. This colony is spread across 2 adjacent trees and is already very active. 16347 799 24/5/2015 11 old nests and new nest
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