Cape Weaver

This common species occurs in grassland, agricultural and fynbos habitats, often near rivers. In breeds in noisy colonies in trees and reedbeds.

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The Cape Weaver is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Photo of male Cape Weaver at feeder. Location Fairfield Western Cape South Africa Size of original (pixels) Width: 1800 Height: 1350 Photographic data Date: 18/9/01 6:37:36 PM Aperture: f3.3 Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec Focal Length: 16.6 mm cape_weaver_04712.jpg © Ian Montgomery; please contact: More

The Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis) is a resident breeding bird species endemic to South Africa. This common species occurs in grassland, agricultural and fynbos habitats, often near rivers. In breeds in noisy colonies in trees (often willows or Eucalyptus, rarely palms) and reedbeds. This weaver builds a large coarsely woven nest made of grass and leaf strips with a downward facing entrance which is suspended from a branch or reed. The Hadada Ibis will sometimes nest in the weaver colonies. More

The male Cape Weaver in breeding plumage has a chestnut wash over the face, forehead and upper breast. This chestnut fades to yellow on the breast and belly. The back is dull yellowish-green with darker markings giving it a mottled effect The female is greyish-green above and dull yellowish-white on the underparts. The breast areas are more yellowish, and the flanks are more greenish. It also has some darker streaking on the back. The female has brown eyes. More

Movements of Cape Weavers on the Cape Peninsula in 2008 Two long-distance recaptures: Cape Weaver CC77235 ringed by Margaret McCall at Goedeontmoeting in June 2006 was recaptured by Ivan Pickles in Jan 2009 at Sandvlei (47 km) and Cape Weaver CC60369 ringed by Bob Ellis at Koeberg in Sep 2003 was recaptured by me at Diep River in Jan 2009 (40 km). More

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Cape Weaver Birds Cape Weaver - Fotopedia tim ellis on Flickr Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis) Cape Weaver - Fotopedia Martin_Heigan on Flickr Cape Weaver (Ploceus capensis). More

The Cape Weaver is a stocky 17 cm long bird with streaked olive-brown upperparts and a long pointed conical bill. The breeding male has a yellow head and underparts, an orange face, and a white iris. The adult female has an olive-yellow head and breast, shading to pale yellow on the lower belly. Her eyes are brown. Young birds are similar to the female. The Cape Weaver feeds on a wide variety of seeds, grain and insects. More

Cape Weaver is a large colonial bird. Cape Weaver male in breeding plumage has dull yellow-green upperparts with dark bronze markings giving a mottled back. Wings are blackish with yellow-green edges. Tail is dark greenish with yellow-green edges too. Underparts are yellow on breast and belly. Head shows a chestnut wash over face, forehead, chin, throat and upper breast. Lores are blackish. Crown and nape are yellow, slightly tinged with green. More

Cape Weaver - Ploceus capensis Tisserin du Cap = Tisserin du Cap Le guide ornitho : Les 848 espèces d'Europe en 4000 dessins Gallery : © Nathan Livartowski Site web : Carnet Ornitho Order : Passériformes Family : Ploceidae Species : Cape Weaver Age : Adult Reference: nali27123 Other pictures Date taken : 2007 Geographic data More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Ploceidae
Genus : Ploceus
Species : capensis
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1766)