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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm2684 [on-line data upload (2012-08-09): 20809]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Oschadleus HD
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
LocalityLangvlei south side
Latitude, longitude-34.056386, 18.465429 [0 m accuracy]
Nest count9
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History of repeat colony counts

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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
83579914/6/201133 old nests, male (with a metal ring) displaying, a female investigating an old nest!
84779925/6/201163 old nests, 2 green nests, 1 new ring, 1 or 2 males in colony
92479926/7/20119male & fed fed calling chicks in 1 nest, male seen with caterpillar once
93679930/7/2011101 nest with 2 chicks (ringed), 1 with 2 eggs, rest non-breeding
104979914/8/201110female fed chicks
106979920/8/201110at least 2 females, photo - male hanging from nest and 1 female feeding chicks
108079922/8/201111male hanging from 1 nest, same male later demolishing another nest
122479912/9/2011112 males, at least 1 female breeding
138579918/10/20116Male breaking nest down
140679924/10/201172 males, 1 female into nest (photo - female leaving nest)
15087998/11/201172 females fed chicks (2 breeding nests)
197079927/2/20128old nests, no weavers
203079927/3/201210Some activity in mid non-breeding season! Male present, new nests
221579913/4/201282 males displayed briefly (on old nests) to arriving female but where all disturbed before I got a photo of the birds
226579921/4/20128no weavers seen, but 1 greenish nest
227079926/4/20128Southern Masked Weaver (very rare at Langvlei) visited the nests but was chased away by a male Cape Weaver
238179920/5/20128old nests
24397999/6/201291 greenish nest
250179928/6/2012122 males present
25487995/7/2012142 males present, female entered nest with nest lining
255779910/7/2012142 males
256479913/7/201212female bringing nest lining several times; 2 males
258679917/7/2012111 nest with 2 eggs, adult male colour ringed
260079923/7/2012101 female breeding; 1 male (second male seems to have left)
262179930/7/2012101 male, 1 female
272779913/8/20120tree with colony broke down during storm on 11 August; all nests under water
715679926/9/20132new green nest
1635079925/5/201511 old nest
169197991/8/20155male building
262977999/6/20171old nest + broken nest

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