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Unread post by Rusty Justy » Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:49 pm

I agree with Niall, Possibly a Cape Weaver. :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by CurtisDillon » Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:49 pm

So, this is a female Cape Weavor.
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and this is a male Cape Weavor
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Unread post by deefstes » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:32 am

CurtisDillon wrote:So, this is a female Cape Weavor.
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and this is a male Cape Weavor
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It probably is but if you had told us from the outset where the pictures were taken we might have been able to identify the bird then. For all we know the bird was photographed in the Zambezi River valley in which case we wouldn't even have considered Cape Weaver.

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Unread post by CurtisDillon » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:14 pm

deefstes wrote:It probably is but if you had told us from the outset where the pictures were taken we might have been able to identify the bird then. For all we know the bird was photographed in the Zambezi River valley in which case we wouldn't even have considered Cape Weaver.

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I do apologise for my incompetence deefstes. Thanks for your help though. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by sharky74 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:34 pm

Hi,

Ok let's try that again, and thanks Kamadejo :thumbs_up: . Photo should now be attached. Hopefully someone can tell me what bird it is! It's funny but for the last 4 years all I've had is that photo and have been wondering every time just what does it's face look like :hmz:

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Unread post by Kamadejo » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:47 pm

Sharky, I'm absolutely no expert, but for me it looks like a weaver. :hmz:
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by francoisd » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:52 pm

@Sharky: Looks like a Cape Weaver.
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Unread post by RonnieL » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 pm

sharky74 wrote:Hi,

Ok let's try that again, and thanks Kamadejo :thumbs_up: . Photo should now be attached. Hopefully someone can tell me what bird it is! It's funny but for the last 4 years all I've had is that photo and have been wondering every time just what does it's face look like :hmz:

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Thanks in advance,

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Hi Sharky,
This is what your bird's face looks like :lol:
It is a Cape Weaver, they love aloe flowers and their faces turn red from the pollen
I took my pics in the Addo Park. I see there is some spekboom in the back ground
of your pic, was it also taken in Addo?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Rookie » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:26 am

Good morning everybody. I hope you all had a good weekend.

The following is hopefully a Cape Weaver.

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I was also so happy to see my first "static" Malachite Kingfisher at Intaka Island, now if only I can keep the camera as static to get an in-focus shot it would be great. :tongue:
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Unread post by adrianp » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 am

Correct with the ID :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Maxwell » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:45 pm

Correct.

Good luck with the Malachite photograph, One day one WILL sit still long enough with no branches or shadows in the way etc., and your focus and exposure will be just right and the battery charged. :cam:
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Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:40 pm

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Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread post by Leeukos » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:41 pm

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Re: Weavers: Cape Weaver

Unread post by Bosnimf » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:25 am

They seem to love the aloes

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