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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:09 pm

I checked my Roberts and I think you're spot on.
Let's wait and see if anybody disagrees with you. :lol:
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Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:19 pm

Lol we shall wait :lol:
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Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby martrum » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:31 am

Good morning,

When we visited KNP a few years ago (in september) we found many Red-headed Weaver in Mopani Rest Camp.
We shall be back in KNP next fébruary and wonder if we could see them again ?
Could you tell us if it is season for Red-headed Weaver ?
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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:47 am

Marthe,

I think the chances are very good to see the Redheaded Weavers still in breeding plumage. According to the Fieldguides their peek breeding months are from Oct-Dec, but they start changing to breeding plumage from July and can still be breeding in Feb.

Good luck!

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:17 am

and 2 mores please :D
19.10.09 Mopani
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Barcud » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:06 am

Hi Anne-Marie,

I think your first bird is one of the weavers - Juvenile Red-headed Weaver perhaps? Not really experienced on young Weavers, so hope someone else can confirm or give correct ID on this one.

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby martrum » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:21 am

Thank you Lizet for your help.
We hope we shall be sucessful...
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:34 pm

thanks Barcud :D
I wait a little bit for the first ...
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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby TheunsH » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:59 am

We have seen this beautiful Redheaded Weaver close to Tshokwane during December 2009:

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby wingman » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:20 am

Here is his partner

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in breeding plumage

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby RUMURUTI » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:02 am

Saw this one at Letaba.
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Unread postby darth bangkok » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:14 am

Hello there,

If anyone can confirm these sightings for me, it would be greatly appreciated! They were all seen in KNP in September 2009.

1. I think this may be 2 different species at least and I am not sure what they might be.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wingman » Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:34 pm

DBK Topset no1 A and C Female Redheaded weaver.

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby DotDan » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:27 am

Heading out to LS next weekend and I desperately need to find this bogey bird, does anyone have some good tips for me on hotspots for them?

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Re: Red-headed Weaver

Unread postby Flutterby » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:30 am

Hi DotDan,

I saw my first Red-headed weaver about 3 weeks ago travelling down to LS from Orpen via Talamati! Good luck. :thumbs_up:
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