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 Post subject: Weavers: Cape Weaver
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:24 pm 
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Cape Weaver seen in main camp of Addo last Saturday. I hope to go there again this Saturday to improve on it if he obliges!!

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A good spot to get good shots of them is at Domkrag parking area.

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DinkyBird wrote:
A good spot to get good shots of them is at Domkrag parking area.


Thanks Dinkybird, I've been hovering around Hapoor dam the last two weekends so its about time I did Domkrag . See you all hopefully on 21st

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Geelbek in WCNP is a definite hotspot for these birds, I'm sure there was almost 300 nests at the restraunt itself. Most of the nests are in the trees & they are constantly looking for food opportunities. They are also quite common in our area.


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This one has me totally flummoxed! :? :roll: I can't find anything close in my (Newman's) field guide.

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I saw it in late September on the farm where I stayed in Darling. Other birds about were Cape weavers, red bishops, Cape wagtails, European starlings, Cape robins, quite usual garden birds. Is this a juvenile/immature or some such? :?

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Looks like a female weaver to me and probably Southern Masked Weaver but it sure is a pretty dark individual so I can understand the confusion.

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deefstes wrote:
Looks like a female weaver to me and probably Southern Masked Weaver but it sure is a pretty dark individual so I can understand the confusion.

Thanks, deefstes. My guess now would be female Cape weaver, as there were lots of Cape weavers building nests, but I didn't see any masked weavers about at all. Good to know that there can be so much "variation" in colour!

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 Post subject: Cape Weaver
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Cape Weaver?
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I would say, yes. Cape Weaver. The only other Weaver with a red'ish face at times is a Spectacled Weaver. But the nest shape is indicative of the former.

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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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 Post subject: Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver
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there are quit a few of them in the Walta sasulu national botanical gardens along the river :D

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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi all again,

Tried to ID the following birds. Could someone confirm whether I'm on track with this newly discovered birding hobby :D ?

1. I think Cape Weaver based on the red around the beck and eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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great stuff basde_vos :clap: you are definately heading in the right direction by looking at beak size, coulor around the beak area on the head and size of the bird- you'll see that you'll get more confidince once you've made a few ID's on your own.

correct on all of them I'd say :dance:
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