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

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Record statusACCEPTED
Vm6824 [on-line data upload (2013-08-04): 47866]
SpeciesCape Weaver
Observer(s)Reiman C; Carla Reiman
Country, town, locusSouth Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
LocalityUrban Fish Hoek Berg road
Latitude, longitude-34.13918, 18.422224 [5 m accuracy]
NotesFirst bird iv'e seen at this site this year. One male Cape Weaver making himself heard to all in the vicinity. The bird is just visible in the picture. 7 nests.
Nest count7
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vmSpecies codeDateNestsNotes
275579922/8/20121717 nests inc. 5 green and one just started. One bird in picture ringed. According to resident nests don't anchor well in Palm and drop down. 5 recent nest lying under tree
289379913/9/20121919 nest in total including 3 green. Previous visit showed 2 old nests on the opposite side of the tree, which has now increased to 4. 6 nests were on the ground and previously the owner told me the nests don't anchor well in that tree as can probably be seen by the elaborate attachments the birds construct. Contrary to last last visit, all nest now neatly constructed.
303479924/9/20122020 nest total, 5 on road 15 on side of house. Very little bird activity and again 10 nest on the ground.
308779930/9/201218No birds seen in vicinity of nests. 5 nests on the South side of the trees and 13 on the North side. Included are 2 green nests of which one is semi completed. It appeared no nests had fallen down during the past week of relativity moderate winds. Photos taken from directly below nests.
31557997/10/201220Only one bird to be seen. 20 nest inc 1 green & one never finished. 5 nests on one end and 15 on other end of tree. Repeat count
574879918/6/20139No new nests at this old site yet. Went to do a re count but found the site deserted but with 9 old nests still remaining.
621779914/7/201366 nests in total, one very damaged and one new nest. No birds seen but the first sign of building activity.
654379928/7/201377 nests including one that has "some" green. No birds seen.
68247994/8/20137First bird iv'e seen at this site this year. One male Cape Weaver making himself heard to all in the vicinity. The bird is just visible in the picture. 7 nests.

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