Skip to Content

Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 46747
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: Across the Equator, otherside the Atlantic

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:45 pm

This young fellow was a regular visitor to our campsite at Letaba. It was the first time I had seen them.
Image
Sawubona
Dalene

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 46747
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: Across the Equator, otherside the Atlantic

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:21 pm

...and they have even learnt to use the knives and forks :wink:

Image
Sawubona
Dalene

User avatar
richardharris
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 543
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:04 pm
Location: Nottinghamshire UK

Unread postby richardharris » Mon Oct 24, 2005 7:39 am

Always at Letaba - also at Bateleur.

Richard

Jumbo

Unread postby Jumbo » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:24 pm

We have also often seen red-headed weavers in Letaba…they have some nests in a tree near the garage. Apart from those sightings, I once saw one in Lower Sabie and we are lucky to now have a few at our house in Marloth.
I took this photo of a female/ non-breeding male this past weekend. Apart from the “cheeky” ones at Letaba I have found that they are actually quite shy birds.

Image

User avatar
wildtuinman
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 5508
Award: Birder of the Year (2013)
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:27 am
Location: Chasing down the rarities

Unread postby wildtuinman » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:00 am

Finally got my tick of it. At Numbi gate mocking a pearl-spotted owlet.
668
Latest Lifer(s): Buff-spotted Flufftail, Tree Pipit, Dimorphic Egret, Lesser Jacana, Citrine Wagtail, Black-tailed Godwit

Follow me as I bird on Twitter @wildtuinman

User avatar
DinkyBird
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 46747
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:54 pm
Location: Across the Equator, otherside the Atlantic

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:41 pm

Letaba's day visitor area - Sept 2006
Image
Sawubona
Dalene

User avatar
Wild about cats
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2437
Joined: Fri May 12, 2006 4:10 pm
Location: SA

Unread postby Wild about cats » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:11 pm

There is a resident couple in Sirheni Bushveld camp, hut 6 I think? When we were there in 2006 for December holidays they were repairing their nests and having regular drinks at the bird bath.
Next SANPark: Mapungubwe 2015

Birding Weekend 2014 - Satara 3

Exploring Letaba - '13-'14

Letaba Ladies, 3rd Edition - '14 - '15

User avatar
DuQues
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Honorary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 17941
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:42 pm
Location: Red sand, why do I keep thinking of red sand?

Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver

Unread postby DuQues » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:21 pm

Found this photo in my 2007 visit ones, I think on the S69 near Letaba:
Image
Arriving currently: The photos from our trip! Overhere! :yaya:

Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c

User avatar
jacliz
Posts: 126
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:52 pm
Location: Cape Peninsula

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby jacliz » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:53 pm

Is this one an imm. Spectacled Weaver? Seen at Olifants. Thanks.
Image
KTP
Oct 29/Nov 14: KTC, Urikaruus, Grootkolk, Nossob, KK, KTC
February 15: Agulhas, Storms River, Golden Gate, Mountain Zebra, Addo, Wilderness
March 15: KTP camping :)

JOL
Posts: 76
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:00 pm
Location: Lyngby , Denmark

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby JOL » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:01 pm

jacliz wrote:Is this one an imm. Spectacled Weaver? Seen at Olifants. Thanks.


Hi Jacliz ,

This one looks like a red-headed weaver to me - spectacled has a distinctive pale eye.

Jon

User avatar
Rusty Justy
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2626
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Location: Sunninghill(JHB), Vaalwater & Beauty(Waterberg), Grahamstown(E.C)

Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:11 pm

Red-Headed Weaver. :thumbs_up:
:dance: STIFFNECKS MEMBER :dance:

FGASA LEVEL 1

User avatar
Guinea Pig
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1782
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:52 pm
Location: My business...

Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:09 pm

This one has me stumped.
Photo was taken in KNP. It was around Skukuza.

Image

Could you help out IDing it for me? Well, not for me, for a non-forumite. :lol:
On a quest to visit 9 new National Parks in October. :dance:

User avatar
Batmad
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2729
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:05 pm
Location: Looking for Bats...

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Looks like a female Weaver possibly female red headed weaver.
Avid birder, wildlife enthusiast and photographer with a special interest in Bats and Birds

2014 Birding Big Year- A 365 Day quest for 800 Species of Southern African Birds

User avatar
Guinea Pig
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Distinguished Virtual Ranger
Posts: 1782
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:52 pm
Location: My business...

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks Batmad. :thumbs_up:
On a quest to visit 9 new National Parks in October. :dance:

User avatar
Batmad
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2729
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:05 pm
Location: Looking for Bats...

Re: Identification Help - LBJs

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:59 pm

Dont take my word on that weaver though...i dont have my guide on me so i cant double check at the moment, but it deffiantly looks like a female weaver.
Avid birder, wildlife enthusiast and photographer with a special interest in Bats and Birds

2014 Birding Big Year- A 365 Day quest for 800 Species of Southern African Birds


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”