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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm24571 [on-line data upload (2016-11-03): 246255]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
LocalityPinelands cnr Ringwood/Rust-en-Vrede
Latitude, longitude-33.9364, 18.51685 [0 m accuracy]
Nest count42
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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
69067992/7/20062No males seen; 2 green nests, no brown nests
690779914/9/20065No males seen; 1 green nest
69097996/10/200812possibly 1 male, 2 immature males; at least 1 female; female out + eggshells; 2 immature males displaying and singing
14579910/10/201046Pine tree, female feeding chicks, several green nests
144279929/10/201168at least 1 male, at least 2 females breeding, pine tree
221979913/4/201272mostly old nests but 3 new/green nests, 2 males displaying, cell phone photos at 6pm
25377994/7/201264at least 7 males building & displaying, many green nests
26357994/8/201265at least 7 males, at least 1 female
28307994/9/201252at least 4 males, at least 2 females; pine tree
32367999/10/2012483 males building
37447996/11/2012461 male, female fed chicks
42827999/12/201245no weavers seen
590879918/6/2013434 green nests + 2 rings, at least 5 males
593779921/6/2013486 males; 7 green nests and 2 rings
593879926/6/2013476 males; 10 green nests
593979928/6/2013497 males; 9 green nests and 1 ring; female seen inside green nest
59817991/7/2013509 males, but saw about 6; 11 green nests and 1 new ring; female seen in nest for 2nd time in the last week, so may have laid eggs there
59827993/7/201353about 9 males; 12 green nests and 1 ring; female seen inside same nest for 3rd time in week, so fairly certain she laid eggs there; male seen building on long, broken down nest for the second time in the last week, but a nest has not been formed
62077995/7/20134912 green nests and 1 ring; 9 males, although only saw about 5; not as active as usual
62087997/7/20134914 green nests and 1 ring; I believe there's 8 males in colony; 2 females seen inside 2 different nests
629079912/7/2013498 males; 19 green nests; 3 females frequenting 3 different nests
674379930/7/20134820 green nests and 2 rings, and about 7 residential males; 4 females seen inside different nests
68497992/8/20134821 green nests and 4 rings and 6 males; 3 females inside nests, and heard chicks inside 1 nest; I believe 1 residential male left colony, since there was 7 males and now only 6
70757998/9/201344at least 4 males, 3 females, some green nests
1129279917/5/201456old nests
1892179927/2/201641old nests, squirrel in tree, vith 16894
1900479913/3/201640Nests with roosting Cape Weavers in nests, and many doves in tree: N1: 1 cw, m, NBN, hd N2: 1 cw, imm m, NBN, hd N3: 1 cw, m, NBN, hd
1908579910/4/201640weavers roosting in nests. N1: 1 cw, m, NBN, hd tuck N2: 1 cw, f], NBN, hd tuck N3: 1 cw, f], brN, hd tuck N4: 1 cw, m, NBN, hd tuck
192707998/5/201636N1: csp??, NBN, hd N2: 1 cw m, NBN, hd N3: 1 cw m, NBN, hd
201657995/6/201635night checks: N1: 1cw m, NBN, hd tuck N2: 1cw m, NBN, hd tuck N3: 1cw m, NBN, hd N4: 1cw m, NBN, hd - m flew out N5: 1csp f, NBN], hd N w much gr material outside, N w pine needles in ceiling
2198879926/6/201635night checks - N1: 1cw m, N?, hd - out N2: 1cw m, NBN, hd - out N3: 1csp m, brN, hd N4: 1cw f, NBN, hd - sl grN N5: 1cw m, brN], hd N6: 1 cw m, BrN, hd] N7: 1 cw imm], NBN, hd - grN
2340179931/7/201638N1: 1cw m, NBN, hd tuck N2: 1cw f, NBN, hd ? N3: 1cw m, NBN, hd ? N4: 1cw m, NBN, hd ? 1 male out
2653479924/9/2017543 males, female fed chicks, green N
2754379917/6/2018354 males, old + new nests
2764779929/7/201839male breaking nest, green nests, female fed chicks
2770379912/8/2018403+ green nests, 2+ males, female fed chicks
2784979913/10/2018464 of the nests inside garden, 3+ males, female fed
2831879914/3/201948no weavers now but 2 green bests! 44N + 4 inside double N
2847779922/5/20195650N +6N inside, green N (photo 1), green ring, most N old, heard CW
291307992/11/20196355+8N, green N, 2+ males, female fed chicks
2920079929/11/20196254+8N, seem old, no CWs
294887999/10/2020473+ males, active, green nests
2958479921/11/202061female fed chicks
302267999/10/20216348+15 nests, 5+ males, 3 double nests; male mate female on twig near nests c10h15, female into lower of double nest, male hang from nest for quite a while with female inside
3080379917/6/2022643+ males, sev green nests, few double nests

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