Boomslang <i>Dispholidus typus</i> robs Cape Weaver <i>Ploceus capensis</i> nest

  • Sally D Hofmeyr
  • Marc S Burman
  • Suzanne B Hofmeyr
  • Clare E Hofmeyr

Abstract

Boomslangs Dispholidus typus are known to prey on Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis nestlings; in fact, they are the only reptilian nest predator listed for Cape Weavers in Roberts 7 (Craig 2005). On 30 December 2016, we observed a female boomslang successfully robbing a Cape Weaver nest in Schoenmakerskop (34?02′S, 25?32′E), outside Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

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Published
2017-01-24
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