Skip to Content

Weavers: Cape Weaver

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
User avatar
adrianp
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 275
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:18 am

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby adrianp » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 am

Correct with the ID :thumbs_up:

Maxwell
Posts: 129
Joined: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:36 pm

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Maxwell » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:45 pm

Correct.

Good luck with the Malachite photograph, One day one WILL sit still long enough with no branches or shadows in the way etc., and your focus and exposure will be just right and the battery charged. :cam:
"The greatness of a Nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

User avatar
Leeukos
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 848
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Under African Sky !!!

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:40 pm

Image
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

User avatar
Leeukos
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 848
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Under African Sky !!!

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:40 pm

Image
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

User avatar
Leeukos
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 848
Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:07 am
Location: Under African Sky !!!

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Leeukos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:41 pm

Image
"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

User avatar
Bosnimf
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 96
Joined: Sun May 29, 2005 11:45 pm
Location: Pretoria, for now

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Bosnimf » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:25 am

They seem to love the aloes

Image
There's never a reason to shout at someone unless they are in imminent danger!

User avatar
Lizet Grobbelaar
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 614
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: Pretoria

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:12 pm

Great shot!

User avatar
granjan
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:20 am
Location: cornwall uk

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby granjan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:39 pm

This cape weaver framed himself at the restaurant in the WCNP.

Image

User avatar
RosemaryH
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2013)
Posts: 4082
Joined: Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:06 am
Location: Boons NW

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:27 pm

Stunning granjan :clap:
Rose

Golden Rule of any SANPark - DO NOT feed or put food out for ANY species whatsoever!

Ladybirder
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 447
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:09 pm

Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread postby Ladybirder » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:54 pm

This is a winning picture. :clap: :clap: :clap: :cam:

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9963
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:36 pm

Strandfontein today. Is this a plain backed pipit. Sorry, it was the only pic.

Image
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

User avatar
Johan van Rensburg
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Birder of the Year (2014)
Posts: 2621
Awards: Birder of the Year (2014) & Sighting of the Year - Birds (2013)
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:33 pm
Location: Jam Street

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:16 am

Nope! Plain-backed means exactly that: no scalloping on the back. This bird does not look like a pipit in any case. The tail is too short and the rump shows yellow. The tertials are heavily fringed pale yellow and the general impression I get from the bird's posture, the scrubby habitat and the birds interaction with the bush is weaver.
671 Latest lifer: Black coucal

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 9963
Award: Funniest/Best Forumite Name (2013)
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:04 pm

Thanks Joh, having enlarged the pic afterwards and done some more looking up, I agree with you.

Thanks.

Less than 3 months now. :thumbs_up:
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”