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Weaver, Thick-billed

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:01 am

Needing help with this one please

I am sure it is a Thickbilled Weaver :? However I am not sure if it is supposed to occur here, according to any of my bird books....which must all be very special editions, I might add :lol: because I can never positively id birds from them :roll: :lol:

Seen on our property - NW Prov. 40kms from Magaliesburg towards Koster (on the Botswana Rd) and approx. 40kms from Rustenburg.

Not a brilliant pic, sorry.... but I only had one shot at him.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:33 am

RosemaryH wrote:Needing help with these two please

The first one I am sure is a Thickbilled Weaver :? However I am not sure if it is supposed to occur here, according to any of my bird books....which must all be very special editions, I might add :lol: because I can never positively id birds from them :roll: :lol:


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For sure a Thick-billed Weaver
Massive bill, white spot on wing and white forehead on dark body is diagnostic, as far as I know
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pjw » Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:50 pm

My first impression is also thick billed weaver :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:12 pm

Thanks pjw & joshilewis - should they occur in this area?
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Weaver: Thickbilled

Unread postby Flutterby » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:43 am

A female Thickbilled Weaver taken in Morningside, Jhb...a first for me! :)

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Re: Weaver: Thickbilled

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:12 am

Nice.
I've seen them in the past on Melville Koppies and at the Florence Bloom Bird Sanctuary at Delta Park
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Unread postby Scottm » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:01 pm

KNP 06/2009, but see them in my garden in Jhb too.

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Unread postby H. erectus » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:23 pm

Seems we have two paring couples exploiting
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:05 pm

Please could someone help me with this. I was walking my dogs in the Cradle area when I heard a bird making a racket of note. Unfortunately it flew off before I could get a clear shot.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:23 pm

Thick-billed Weaver MM :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:26 pm

Thank you :thumbs_up:
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Re: Weaver: Thickbilled

Unread postby granjan » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:54 pm

I spent quite a long time watching this weaver collecting nesting material at Lake Panic.

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Re: Weaver: Thickbilled

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