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799, Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis (see species summary here)
Record status ACCEPTED Vm 7143 [on-line data upload (2013-09-28): 51109] Species Cape Weaver Observer(s) Oschadleus HD; J-L Calder Country, town, locus South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Locality Kommetjie Kirsten Rd Latitude, longitude -34.141062, 18.329044 [0 m accuracy] Date 2013/9/26 Notes at least 3 males Nest count 25 Nest site tree
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vm Species code Date Nests Notes 16632 799 31/10/2006 21 green nest, breeding nest, 1 male 296 799 6/11/2010 47 At least 3 males, female into nest 2675 799 5/8/2012 26 26 nests, inc. 3 new ones under construction. Much activity going on and much rowdy chirping. I made a sound recording too 2770 799 25/8/2012 33 33 nest including 9 green. Much activity in very bad weather. 5829 799 22/6/2013 2 The main branch that contained all the nests has been removed from the tree after wind damage! Two new nests have been constructed high in the tree. One camera shy male bird was in attendance. 6366 799 18/7/2013 9 9 Nests in total plus of which 5 are green. One ring. This is an interesting site as all nests from last year were removed and my last visit showed only 1 nest.
Very windy to take nice photos. 6679 799 31/7/2013 12 12 nests in total inc. 4 green and 1 ring. This colony always seems to be very active and easy to photograph, as they must be very used to humans considering the location.
REPEAT COUNT 7143 799 26/9/2013 25 at least 3 males 16341 799 16/5/2015 2 2 old nests plus strands of another nest 27665 799 31/7/2018 0 no nests - tree cut down
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