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Waxbill: Swee

Unread postby francoisd » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:05 am

Swee Waxbill (Estrilda melanotis)

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From the distribution map it seems that these should be present in Addo and even souther Kruger. We've also seen them in Mountain Zebra National Park earlier this year

Anyone with more info or photos of these beuatiful little birds. As with Common Waxbill not the easiest bird to get a photo of as they don’t sit still for long

Other names:
Afrikaans: Suidelike Swie
German: Grüner Tropfenastrild
French: Sénégali vert
Dutch: Groene Druppelastrild

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Unread postby Peter Betts » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:04 pm

Swee Waxbill is very common around Plett and especially Settlers Park PE
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:44 am

Seen them at Betty's Bay and in Grootvadersbos (Cape Park).
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Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:33 am

Seen swee's in Wilderness National Park.
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Re: Waxbill: Swee

Unread postby wildtuinman » Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:21 am

Grootbrak River, December 2008.

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Re: Waxbill: Swee

Unread postby Cherries » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:52 am

(My Daughter's Garden) Grahamstown - December 2008

One and only pic of the male. Cropped like fury!
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Re: Waxbill: Swee

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon May 07, 2012 11:14 am

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Re: Waxbill: Swee

Unread postby naomi c » Tue May 08, 2012 1:53 pm

What a little beauty!

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Re: Waxbill: Swee

Unread postby TrevorC » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:35 pm

Another one from Magoebaskloof area

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