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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by bondm » Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:30 pm

Thanks the ID's SVR. bondm

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Unread post by Maxwell » Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:00 pm

Re bondm's mystery weaver.
I would suggest immature Red headed Weaver. (except the bill should be red.)
Just back from Mapungubwe and Kruger and I saw this one too.
also a white car with blonde lady and yellow ribbon on Wing mirror.
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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:30 am

davejenny wrote: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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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:50 pm

Some more pics of a Juv Red-headed Weaver seen from Ngwenya Lodge in May this year.

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Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:20 am

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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Unread post by MattAxel » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:17 pm

Looks like a Red-headed Weaver to me

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Unread post by MichaelWildtuin » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:34 pm

You're right, I looked it up and it might be a female red headed weaver. Thanks :)

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Unread post by neilo » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:00 am

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,

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Unread post by Highbury » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:52 pm

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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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed May 13, 2015 2:05 pm

Is this a female Red-headed weaver? It is a very bad pic, but I cannot think of anything else it could be?

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Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed May 13, 2015 6:46 pm

[quote="Karin Mitton"]Is this a female Red-headed weaver? It is a very bad pic, but I cannot think of anything else it could be?

:thumbs_up:

One note to add, non-breeding males look the same, so sexing the bird is tough if neigh impossible...
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed May 13, 2015 8:03 pm

Thanks Johan! Lifers list increased to 20 with this one :dance: - Thursday to Sunday in the Kruger!

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Unread post by roaneric » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:57 pm

I forgot about this one...

Bird 18 red headed weaver or red billed quelea or neither?
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Unread post by barryels » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:22 am

Hi roaneric,

Here are my ID's of your birdies:

18. Red-headed Weaver
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Unread post by roaneric » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:09 am

Fantastic. :clap:

Thanks so much for your time. That's another 11 new birds I can add to my list. That makes my total 156 :dance: :dance: :dance:
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