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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm19033 [on-line data upload (2016-03-21): 200331]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Bellville,
LocalityJack Muller Park, main
Latitude, longitude-33.89028, 18.62881 [0 m accuracy]
Notesold nests
Nest count100
Nest sitetree

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
1754479928/6/20150Today at Jack Muller Park in Bellville I saw a little group of Red-headed Finches going in and out one of the Cape Weaver nests in a Fever Tree in the carpark. [see also record on facebook]
168127993/7/2015115active colony in 2 fever acacias, several males, female into nest; few Red-headed Finches in tree, male carrying nest material into old weaver nest
1738979915/8/20151101 nest broken by male - sand/mud in nest! No Red-headed Finches seen (11-11.30am). 2+ females breeding. 11+ males
1800979912/10/20150Red-headed finches seen using the Cape Weaver nests.
1803579917/10/20151085+ breeding females; eggshells below; 6+ Red-headed Finches investigating several nests; 3 Cape Sparrow nests with sparrow pair in same fever trees
1808679921/10/20150weaver colony at night - Red-headed Finches roosting in some nests - no weavers noticed though would be present as well
1821179929/10/20150male weaver sleeping in non breeding nest, tail of weaver in Nest2; male Red-headed Finch sleeping in Nest, pair of finches in another nest
1833879921/11/20151141 male in colony, no females seen; red-headed finch pair investigating different nests, female carried nest material into weaver nest, also white finch eggshell below another nest; some cape sparrow nests in tree; 1 weaver nest broken at top - suggests predation; male weaver briefly chased finch but later both seen close together without interaction
1850079912/12/2015116seems deserted but red-headed finches around; Pied Barbet heard in tree; 4 cape sparrow nests in tree
186587997/1/2016104no weavers, pair of Red-headed Finches investigating nests,30+43+31 nests
1875079930/1/20160many old nests, finches not seen but brief visit in late afternoon
1903379921/3/2016100old nests
1910379917/4/2016102mostly old nests, some green nests, 2 males - one building; female Red-headed Finch into nest (birdpix 25841)
1935779915/5/2016100c 100 nests, most old, c 7 green nest, male building, another male starting new nest; red-headed finch male investigating nest (birdpix 26679), another finch dead - hanging from nest (birdpix 26678)
2123879917/6/20161012 males (see also birdpix 27818), mostly old nests but c2 green nests, several double nests; dead red-headed finch gone
2254379917/7/201685c85 nests, old + new nests but mostly old, 1+ male; later heard red-headed finches flying past
240237999/8/2016753+ males, chicks heard, green nest, new nest built under old nest (photo 1)
242157999/9/201675most nests old, but 2 or 3 green nests, 2+ males seen; pair of red-headed finch in tree (birdpix 29398)
243897997/10/201672old nests, no weavers seen now
2473479920/11/201663old nests, Red-headed Finches heard in tree
249037994/1/20175947+12 old nests
2516379913/3/201749old nests, later male in tree; no red-headed finches heard in any colony
2619679914/5/201744old nests, also Cape Sparrow nests (circled)
2631579918/6/201741old nests
2645079926/8/2017242+ males, old + new nests
273097994/4/201832old nests, Red-headed Finch male in colony (birdpix 51776), maybe more finches in tree, no weavers seen
274357996/6/201830old + new nests, 1 male, sev Rh Finches in tree, male finch also nr CSp nest (birdpix 54838)
2783979913/10/201862female fed chicks, female2 out nest; male with rings (see birdpix 62321); red-headed finches in colony (see notes at birdpix 62320); CSp adults + nests; few CW nests in tree next to building 10N, tree2 52N
2812579922/12/201865old N, CWs heard in tree; CSp nests
2821679916/1/20196015+45 old nests, Red-headed Finch heard in tree
2832879917/3/201962male CV68005 (birdpix 73870) build and active in colony; most nests old but several green; Red-headed Finch pair investigate 2+ weaver nests (birdpix 73868); Cape Sparrow with nest in same tree and male Cape Sparrow on top on weaver nest (birdpix 73869) - possibly to feed on invertebrates - not seen to take nest material
2840179927/4/201958male building, 14+44 old except 2 green N
2844779911/5/2019352N wall+9N mid+24N end - from photos; think mid 2 females+1 male, end part - 3 males+3 females - heads all tucked; 6am dark (sunrise at 7.26am); last photo think spider web N in top left cnr
285027994/6/201963most old, sev green nests, male
2918679925/11/20198346+37N, few N nr wall; 1+ male in col; female fed; f2 seen; CSp pair at own nest in col; RhF invest - chased by male CW; pair seen in CW N for long time (BirdPix 97661)
296287999/12/20200nests seem old, not counted
301897992/10/202140all nests old!, 3 double nests, no CWs [C Sparrows nests & adults in tree]
3082979929/6/202226all very nests, no CWs, double nest

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