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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm323 [on-line data upload (2010-11-12): 2561]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
3418BA
LocalityPeninsula Rd
Latitude, longitude-34.05803, 18.504421 [0 m accuracy]
Date2010/11/12
NotesNo weavers seen in 10 minute watch, 1 green nest
Nest count12
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
7079921/9/2006834031830c01
7179910/7/2007334031830c01
7279913/9/2007734031830c01
9779912/7/20082Water level higher than normal; 1 old nest & 1 greenish nest
737993/3/20101734031830c01
7479928/7/2010734031830c01
7579914/8/2010834031830c01
917992/9/2010934031830c01
9479911/9/201011
10279924/9/2010142 males, at least 2 breeding nests - 2 females flew out
10979930/9/2010152 males, at least 2 females breeding
1327999/10/201018Still 2 males, at least 1 female
19579920/10/201015Female fed chicks
21379925/10/201014Ringed female feeding chicks; immature male trying to build a nest in the colony
2757994/11/2010161 green nest, 1 male preening
32379912/11/201012No weavers seen in 10 minute watch, 1 green nest
83379914/6/201111 old nest, no weavers seen in brief visit
87979917/7/201131 green nest, male in tree
92779926/7/20115male building, has metal ring
9957993/8/20116male building new nest, female into 1 nest, female 2 peeking out of nest twice
10207999/8/20117now 2 males present & displaying; at least 3 females breeding
103679913/8/201182 males, 2 females breeding
106879920/8/201110youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSneDCoGgCU
122379912/9/2011122 males, at least 1 female breeding
138479918/10/2011172 males, a female feeding chicks, 1 male mated with new female on fence
143879928/10/2011172 males, at least 2 females breeding, another female investigating new nest
15047998/11/2011182 males arrived briefly in colony
151279912/11/201118males present; dead chameleon in 1 nest - possibly pecked to death by weavers
157579921/11/201115no weavers seen in 10 minute watch
159679930/11/201117
16287995/12/201116
177479929/12/201115deserted
188879929/1/201215deserted
197279927/2/201215old nests, no weavers, no water in pond
202979927/3/201214deserted, nests getting very old
221779914/4/201211not active, nests decaying
227279926/4/20129some Cape Weavers foraging in nearby gums but not seen at colony
236779912/5/201261 green nest, rest old, misty morning
238079920/5/20125old nests
24377999/6/201221 greenish nest
250079928/6/201232 males present, 1 female visited briefly
25237991/7/20123no breeding nests yet, much activity - 7 Cape Weavers caught for ringing
55527992/7/20123male with metal ring
25507995/7/20122male starting to build ring; female with metal ring briefly visited nest
255979910/7/201232 females investigating new nests of male1; 2 males present
256679913/7/201252 new nests; 2 males, females came to investigate nests
555379914/7/20125no weavers seen
258979917/7/20124both males starting new rings
555479920/7/20126drizzling, 2 males
260279923/7/201282 males, think 2 females breeding
555579926/7/20127females breeding
262579930/7/201292 males, possibly 5 active nests
55567992/8/201211females breeding, 2 males
26897996/8/2012112 males, several females
55577999/8/201211females breeding, 2 males
269879910/8/2012112 males, 4 females
272579913/8/201292 males; 3 nests broke off during storm on 11 August, lying in pond below colony
555879916/8/201292 males
274679920/8/201211female investigating new nest; 2 males
279779928/8/2012114 females occupying nests; 2 males
28427993/9/20129
28657998/9/201211colour-ringed female with breeding nest
292879916/9/201212
307779926/9/201213female fed chicks
55597995/10/201213female feeding chicks in nest
556079912/10/2012142 males, photo - top male
556179926/10/2012132 males
381979910/11/2012152 males, at least 2 females
411679928/11/201217female fed chicks, 1 male seen
42757998/12/201215nests old, no weavers seen
717079912/1/201315colony deserted, nests old
71717999/2/201315no change since January
717279923/3/201315pond dried up, old nests still present
53127991/4/201313old nests, 2 nests gone after windy wet weekend
555179928/4/20135several old nests gone since storm about 1 week before
564279912/5/20135old nests
57067999/6/20130
576279917/6/201322 males back with 1 new nest each
591979918/6/20132no males
591479929/6/20132female investigating nest - here pecked male
621579913/7/20135female out top right nest; 2 males plus 1 male visit
704479931/8/201392 males, 1 green nest
711779917/9/201313
713179918/9/2013131 or 2 males; female out 1 nest
713079923/9/2013152 males; at dusk
713979926/9/2013162 males
713879927/9/2013162 males
74027999/11/2013121 male seen
769679914/12/2013102 females still feeding chicks in nests, 1 male seen
832879911/1/201410no weavers seen
91077998/3/201410
1128879916/5/201432 of 3 nests visible in photo; colony checked after dark
1186479920/6/20142green nest and a brown nest
1186579930/6/20143male displaying to female
1191079919/7/201451 male; female seen
120207993/8/201462 nests in gums on opposite side of road not included in colony count
120667999/8/201473 females breeding, 1 male
1215679923/8/201417poplar tree 8 nests + 1 male + 1 female; gums 9 nests + 2 males + female in
124787999/9/201417at least 2 males; 7 nests in poplar over water, 10 nests in gums
136357994/10/2014163 males; 5 nests in poplar, 11 nests in gums on opposite side of road
1387879920/10/2014196 nests in poplar - male fed chicks; 13 nests in gums

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