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 Post subject: Waxbill: Swee
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:05 am 
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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 postPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:04 pm 
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Swee Waxbill is very common around Plett and especially Settlers Park PE

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Seen them at Betty's Bay and in Grootvadersbos (Cape Park).

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Seen swee's in Wilderness National Park.

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 Post subject: Re: Waxbill: Swee
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Grootbrak River, December 2008.

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 Post subject: Re: Waxbill: Swee
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One and only pic of the male. Cropped like fury!
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 Post subject: Re: Waxbill: Swee
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 Post subject: Re: Waxbill: Swee
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What a little beauty!

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 Post subject: Re: Waxbill: Swee
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Another one from Magoebaskloof area

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Swee Waxbill Male by trevor.charters, on Flickr

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