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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm5069 [on-line data upload (2013-01-22): 31244]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Palmer, Penny
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Bettys Bay,
LocalityBettys Bay
Latitude, longitude-34.366766666667, 18.89219444 [0 m accuracy]
Notesclose up photos of phown 5046
Nest count0
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
504679928/12/20120The various weaver colonies in Betty's Bay have been deserted for several months. The persistent, strong South easterly winds have created havoc in these colonies, by blowing down nests ans breaking off the small branches to which they were attached. On this property where I live, there are a few isolated weaver nests. They are all of poor quality, some even worse than the one in the pic. However they have been good enough for the hatching of several chicks. This illustrated nest is almost see-through and has a large chick in it. It looks as if it is ready to fly out. The mother took food to this chick this morning. In various places near to my cottage throughout the Summer, I have found isolated nests, most of which were occupied by chicks and serviced by attentive females. I put food and water out on a secluded patio and have attracted over 30 Guinea Fowl chicks in various stages of maturity. The weavers take advantage of the food supply.
506979912/1/20130close up photos of phown 5046

Vm 5046

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