Boomslang Dispholidus typus robs Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis 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.
Published
2017-01-24
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HOFMEYR, Sally D et al. Boomslang Dispholidus typus robs Cape Weaver Ploceus capensis nest. Biodiversity Observations, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 8: 1 - 3, jan. 2017. ISSN 2219-0341. Available at: <https://journals.uct.ac.za/index.php/BO/article/view/406>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2018.
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