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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm3158 [on-line data upload (2012-10-08): 23603]
SpeciesPloceus capensis
Observer(s)Robbins G
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Plettenberg Bay,
Locality52 Heuwel Street, Wittedrift
Latitude, longitude-34.009847, 23.3403 [0 m accuracy]
NotesSecond clutch of Chicks: On Tuesday the 2nd of October I noticed the chirping sounds coming from the another nest with chicks. This nest belongs to the same male who has has the chick in the other nest. There are 2 chick in this nest This is a very different feeding pattern as the first nest, as I have noticed both male and female feeding the chicks. I have recorded the time it takes the female to leave the nest and come back with food to feed the 2 chicks: 3 min 52 sec 1 min 44 sec 1 min 48 seconds Theses times are all taken right after one another, and this happens all day long. I presume the pressure of a second chick means that the male has to assist. Even the female weaver comes to the sugar feeder quite often which shows how busy she is. This is a very different situation to the other chick. I will send a separate data form for them right after this one. I have tried to see what the adults are feeding the chicks, but I am struggling to identify the food for now.
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