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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:59 pm 
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We saw some at Mingerhout Dam in March, but my camera had decided to stop working. :twisted:
Would love to have a photie, so will look out for them in Lebaba in September!! :dance: :dance:
Thanks guys for sharing all those wonderful photos!! :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:20 am 
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Hello,
I was in Kruger last week and saw many new birds for my list. But I need help with ID'ing some. So here is the first one:

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I don't really know where to start when identifying this bird?
(I saw this bird somewhere west of southern Kruger)
Thanks for your help :D


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Looks like a Red-headed Weaver to me


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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You're right, I looked it up and it might be a female red headed weaver. Thanks :)


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 Post subject: red headed weavers
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:00 am 
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Hi All,

I was just wondering why it is so difficult to find and photograph this species in the park. Its a very easy bird to identify, but I haven't seen one in 6 or 7 years in the park.

These pics were taken in Jan 2004 in the olifants camp. They were nesting over the grass island near the petrol station.

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Anyone seen any nesting sites recently ?

thanks,

Neil


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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:25 pm 
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Hi Neil

This one is busy building his nest at Afsaal. They are breading there every year.
Pic taken 27 Okt 2012

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Thanks LL - that's good info re Afsaal . I have seen them at the deck at L sabie and at Shingwedzi near the restaurant , but can't think of many other locations where you have a reliable chance of spotting them .


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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Red-headed weaver
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Thank you everyone for sharing your awesome pics :thumbs_up: ... striking colors this little bird has. :clap: :clap:

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