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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm1293 [manual upload (2011-10-09)]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Philedelphia,
LocalitySwartland, all
Latitude, longitude-33.67493, 18.552464 [0 m accuracy]
Notesgums 75N, poplars 273N, female into nest
Nest count348
Nest sitetree

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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
577279913/10/2001120c90 nests in Poplars and c30 nests in Gums
577379930/1/20030many nests esp in poplars, water level low
577479923/9/2005354c300 nests in poplars and c54 nests in gums
2057991/9/2007225gum 59 nest, poplars 166 nests; many males and 2 females; imm male hang & display from nest!
20679930/4/200842gums 3 old nests, poplar Left 39 old nests, pop Rt 0 nests
12937993/10/2011348gums 75N, poplars 273N, female into nest
196679926/2/201232472 nests in gums, 252 nests in poplars, all old, some Cape Weavers
734579927/10/2013211gums 45 nests, poplars 166 nests, several males
843479918/1/20140many old nests; Cape Weavers calling in nearby tree
1158679924/5/20146315+grN, rest old; 2N nr pop, 1N old gum, 60N pop
1473079920/2/2015221old nests, few weavers in poplars; 25 nests in gums, 196 nests in poplars; stick nest of Hadeda or crow in gums
1679379926/6/201565gums 5 nests and raptor stick nest (circled), poplars 60 nests & 3+ males & sev green nests
189767994/3/20160many old nests [photo while driving past]
2703579915/2/20180many old N, CWs heard, no water
2737879925/5/20180many old nests in poplars, few in gums, several CWs in colony singing
279297997/11/2018100Very large colony extending round two sides of the "dam"
2794580813/11/20180few nests between CW nests in reeds, some males and females (and fledgelings)
2851679917/6/2019623N old in gums; 59N poplars mostly old, sev green + rings, male building [bush this side - 2grN not incl]
3036279926/11/20210many nests in trees and gums; male seen; chicks heard, female bathed in pond

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