The Cape weaver (Ploceus capensis) is a resident breeding bird species of Southern Africa.

This common species occurs in grassland, agricultural and fynbos habitats, often near rivers. It 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. The Cape weaver feeds on a wide variety of seeds, grain and insects. The calls of this bird include a harsh azwit, azwit.
Cape Weaver
Date Location Count
2020-02-12 10:37Paternoster
2020-01-31 08:30Paternoster to St Helena Bay1
2020-02-04 16:00R399--Vredenburg to Paternoster7
2020-02-16 06:25Berg River Estuary3
2020-02-22 14:15Kliphoek Salt Pans2
2020-02-04 13:32West Coast NP--Seeberg hide2
2020-02-17 09:12West Coast NP4
2020-02-25 09:33West Coast NP--Geelbek hides vicinity10
2020-02-04 11:35West Coast NP--Abrahamskraal hide3
2020-02-09Calvinia
2020-02-04 07:59Darling Hills/Groote Post Road25
2020-01-29 08:29Intaka Island1
2020-02-21 08:30Rondevlei Nature Reserve4
2020-02-22 06:58Strandfontein WTP
2020-02-06 06:31Tulbagh Local Nature Reserve1
2020-01-29 11:38Paardevlei5
2020-02-14 09:00Silver Tree Gorge Natural Heritage Site2
2020-02-25 08:30Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary13
2020-02-20 17:10Helderberg Nature Reserve1
2020-02-03 11:00Stony Point--Penguin Colony3
2020-02-03 11:50Harold Porter Botanical Gardens5
2020-02-06 02:22Bontebok NP1
2020-02-18 16:00Potteberg Guest Farm13
2020-02-19 08:32De Hoop Nature Reserve4
2020-01-28 15:50Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve1
2020-02-25 08:03Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-02-10 09:24Wilderness NP--Rondevlei Bird Hide3
2020-01-28 06:35Faerie Glen Nature Reserve1
2020-02-21 08:19Keurbooms River Estuary5
2020-02-25 13:30Golden Gate Highlands NP--Glen Reenen Rest Camp4
2020-02-24 12:52Addo Elephant NP--Main Rest Camp25
2020-02-23 06:13Tankatara Road5
2020-02-05 08:45Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy5