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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm18064 [on-line data upload (2015-10-19): 170829]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
LocalityPagas vlei main
Latitude, longitude-34.041054, 18.438856 [0 m accuracy]
Notesgreen nest, weavers heard, Hadeda nest now empty
Nest count14
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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
577679920/9/2006112 males (building); 2 females fed chicks; Hadeda on nest in tree
577879927/10/200601 male; Hadeda nest empty
615179927/6/200703 males; Hadeda building on old nest
8179912/9/200721male building; Hadeda nest in tree - 2 adults flew off
17079914/10/201010North end of Pagas Vlei, at least 1 male, nests high in willow
714079926/9/201314female fed chicks in nest, at least 2 males
1186679920/6/201411males building and display, Hadedas flew off from presumed nest behind tree trunk
1678979926/6/201511green nest,1+ male, Hadeda sitting on nest in colony
1760479919/9/2015203+ males; 2 large Hadeda chicks in nest
1806479918/10/201514green nest, weavers heard, Hadeda nest now empty
1888579921/2/20160many old nests, 1 tree fallen over, vlei empty
2038379911/6/20161only strands of 1 nest left in willow near shore, old Hadeda nest in next willow - still dry below, though some water in deep end of pond
237737996/8/2016304+ males, female (birdpix 28793), 3+ green nests, Hadeda adult on nest in colony ((birdpix 28794); vlei full of water again
241807993/9/2016323+ males (birdpix 29317), female leaving nest (photo 2), Hadeda adult with chick in colony (birdpix 29316),
243687991/10/2016284+ males (birdpix 30655), 1+ female, 10+c18 nests, Hadeda nest empty now
248917993/1/20173812+26 old nests, old Hadeda nests with few sticks, nests all over ground due to low water level
262937999/6/201743+1 nests, old, some sl green, plus several broken nests, 1+ male
264007995/8/201716weavers heard, green + newish nests in 2 willows, nests high, left 6N, right 10N + new Hadeda nest but not sitting (Hadedas in area), vlei filling up [no water in June]
275667997/7/20182green nest in tree at shore, old nest in dead fallen tree in water, Hadeda brought stick to its nest (see birdpix 56199)
2769579918/8/20189shore tree 2N, tree in water 3N near Hadeda nest with adult (birdpix 58913), c4N far side of tree, male weaver, female into nest
2774979915/9/201813shore 4N, isl 4+5N, 2 males; Hadeda on nest (birdpix 60833) - think small chicks
2789679927/10/2018146N south side (from far), +5N (female fed), +3N shore willow; 2 ringed males; no Hadeda or nest, water level down
2846179911/5/20190no nests, inner tree & part of tree on bank fallen down, maybe since no water in vlei

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