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 Post subject: Weaver, Thick-billed
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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My first impression is also thick billed weaver :D

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thanks pjw & joshilewis - should they occur in this area?

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

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Thickbilled
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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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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Thickbilled
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KNP 06/2009, but see them in my garden in Jhb too.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Thickbilled
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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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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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thick-billed Weaver MM :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Thank you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Thickbilled
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I spent quite a long time watching this weaver collecting nesting material at Lake Panic.

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 Post subject: Re: Weaver: Thickbilled
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