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Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:45 pm

This young fellow was a regular visitor to our campsite at Letaba. It was the first time I had seen them.
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Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:21 pm

...and they have even learnt to use the knives and forks :wink:

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Unread post by Jumbo » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:24 pm

We have also often seen red-headed weavers in Letaba…they have some nests in a tree near the garage. Apart from those sightings, I once saw one in Lower Sabie and we are lucky to now have a few at our house in Marloth.
I took this photo of a female/ non-breeding male this past weekend. Apart from the “cheeky” ones at Letaba I have found that they are actually quite shy birds.

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:41 pm

Letaba's day visitor area - Sept 2006
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Unread post by DuQues » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:21 pm

Found this photo in my 2007 visit ones, I think on the S69 near Letaba:
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Unread post by jacliz » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:53 pm

Is this one an imm. Spectacled Weaver? Seen at Olifants. Thanks.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by JOL » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:01 pm

jacliz wrote:Is this one an imm. Spectacled Weaver? Seen at Olifants. Thanks.


Hi Jacliz ,

This one looks like a red-headed weaver to me - spectacled has a distinctive pale eye.

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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:11 pm

Red-Headed Weaver. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:09 pm

This one has me stumped.
Photo was taken in KNP. It was around Skukuza.

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Could you help out IDing it for me? Well, not for me, for a non-forumite. :lol:
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Unread post by Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:34 pm

Looks like a female Weaver possibly female red headed weaver.
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Unread post by Batmad » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:59 pm

Dont take my word on that weaver though...i dont have my guide on me so i cant double check at the moment, but it deffiantly looks like a female weaver.
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Unread post by Guinea Pig » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:09 pm

I checked my Roberts and I think you're spot on.
Let's wait and see if anybody disagrees with you. :lol:
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Red-headed Weaver

Unread post by martrum » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:31 am

Good morning,

When we visited KNP a few years ago (in september) we found many Red-headed Weaver in Mopani Rest Camp.
We shall be back in KNP next fébruary and wonder if we could see them again ?
Could you tell us if it is season for Red-headed Weaver ?
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Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:47 am

Marthe,

I think the chances are very good to see the Redheaded Weavers still in breeding plumage. According to the Fieldguides their peek breeding months are from Oct-Dec, but they start changing to breeding plumage from July and can still be breeding in Feb.

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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by anne-marie » Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:17 am

and 2 mores please :D
19.10.09 Mopani
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