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Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Peter Betts » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:24 pm

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Cape Weaver seen in main camp of Addo last Saturday. I hope to go there again this Saturday to improve on it if he obliges!!
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Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:53 pm

A good spot to get good shots of them is at Domkrag parking area.
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Unread postby Peter Betts » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:34 pm

DinkyBird wrote:A good spot to get good shots of them is at Domkrag parking area.


Thanks Dinkybird, I've been hovering around Hapoor dam the last two weekends so its about time I did Domkrag . See you all hopefully on 21st
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Unread postby MarkWildDog » Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:32 pm

Geelbek in WCNP is a definite hotspot for these birds, I'm sure there was almost 300 nests at the restraunt itself. Most of the nests are in the trees & they are constantly looking for food opportunities. They are also quite common in our area.

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Unread postby arks » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:46 pm

This one has me totally flummoxed! :? :roll: I can't find anything close in my (Newman's) field guide.

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I saw it in late September on the farm where I stayed in Darling. Other birds about were Cape weavers, red bishops, Cape wagtails, European starlings, Cape robins, quite usual garden birds. Is this a juvenile/immature or some such? :?
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Unread postby deefstes » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:36 am

Looks like a female weaver to me and probably Southern Masked Weaver but it sure is a pretty dark individual so I can understand the confusion.
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Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:06 pm

deefstes wrote:Looks like a female weaver to me and probably Southern Masked Weaver but it sure is a pretty dark individual so I can understand the confusion.

Thanks, deefstes. My guess now would be female Cape weaver, as there were lots of Cape weavers building nests, but I didn't see any masked weavers about at all. Good to know that there can be so much "variation" in colour!
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Cape Weaver?
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:15 am

I would say, yes. Cape Weaver. The only other Weaver with a red'ish face at times is a Spectacled Weaver. But the nest shape is indicative of the former.
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Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:25 pm

there are quit a few of them in the Walta sasulu national botanical gardens along the river :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:09 pm

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I agree it's a Cape male. This bird doesn't have the plain green back that you would find on a spectacled weaver. The apparent black line through the eye can be very misleading, sorry!
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Unread postby CurtisDillon » Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:05 pm

I don't have a clue about this fella. I think it must be some kind of flycatcher. :hmz:
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