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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 6692 [on-line data upload (2013-07-31): 47591] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Reiman C; Carla Reiman Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Locality Clovelly Golf Club Latitude, longitude -34.217875, 18.723205555556 [5 m accuracy] Date 2013/7/31 Notes 14 nests in total, including 2 green. Nest count 14 Nest site reed
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 2682 799 8/8/2012 5 5 nests including 2 green ones on opposite bank reeds in nice quiet dam. 2713 799 13/8/2012 6 One new green nest, about 20 mt further NW. For the moment Ill regard it as part of the original colony 2806 799 30/8/2012 5 5 nest, no activity no birds in sight this time.
Repeat count 6294 799 16/7/2013 13 13 nests in total, including 5 green. 6692 799 31/7/2013 14 14 nests in total, including 2 green. 16820 799 6/7/2015 11 During the last week of May I noticed, what I thought to be very early nest building activity at this site. Had an opportunity to walk round the wetland to inspect old weaver nest sites. Here were at least 11 nests of which one was green. One male & one female bird wire in the reeds around the nests. It is very difficult to count the nests in these reads because of deep water and tall reeds.
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