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Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver

Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:36 pm

The pale eyes (not red) and the grey (not brown) legs/feet distinguishes it from the Southern-Masked Weaver.
Also, the breeding male Lesser Masked-Weaver's (Ploceus intermedius) mask extends well onto the crown and comes to a rounded (not pointed) end on the throat.
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Unread postby deefstes » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:47 am

Female Lesser Masked Weaver.
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Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver

Unread postby granjan » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:14 am

Taken from the bridge over the Levuvhu in October.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Lionspoon » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:32 pm

Dear Stiffnecks!

I pledge to start my own bird list on my last trip to KNP and donate 25 Rand for each species I would find. Now could you please help me to ID the following birds properly? :pray:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Pjw » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:58 pm

LS The 1st one is a weaver of some sort ? female southern masked, but someone more expert than me will help I'm sure :D
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:45 pm

The Weaver looks to me like Lesser Masked, with the grey legs(Hope its not the flash causing trouble, as it did with the eye).
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:05 pm

Hi,

Please help me with ID of these Canaries seen in Kruger in June this year.
Am I right in thinking they are the Yellow-fronted, maybe juveniles, because of the partly yellow front?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:41 pm

Elsa, it looks like a juvenile weaver to me, not sure which species though. The bill and giss aren't quite right for a canary
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby davejenny » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:21 pm

It looks like a juvenile Red-headed Weaver to me.... but never having seen one I wouldn't bet my life on it. :hmz:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Falconry4ever » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:26 am

Elsa wrote:Hi,

Please help me with ID of these Canaries seen in Kruger in June this year.
Am I right in thinking they are the Yellow-fronted, maybe juveniles, because of the partly yellow front?

Hi Elsa. These photos look like they were taken at Lower Sabie visitors area. Nonne the less, this bird/s is a Lesser Masked-Weaver female. Note the pale eye which is not the case in Red-headed Weavers.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Elsa » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:24 pm

Falconry4ever wrote:Hi Elsa. this bird/s is a Lesser Masked-Weaver female. Note the pale eye which is not the case in Red-headed Weavers.
Really! :slap: why are these birds so difficult to ID? for me that is! Thanks so much. :D
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Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:40 am

I saw this Lesser Masked-Weaver at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:41 am

I saw this Lesser Masked-Weaver at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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Re: Weaver: Lesser Masked-Weaver

Unread postby Leeukos » Sun May 13, 2012 7:42 am

I saw this Lesser Masked-Weaver at Lake Panic in November 2011.

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