Help with Ploceus Weaver in Namibia

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2 years 4 months ago #87210 by steveclark
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G'day all

I photographed this Weaver at Kalizo Lodge, Caprivi, Namibia a few weeks ago.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bukoba_st ... 5098126335

I think it is a Southern Brown-throated Weaver but would like to hear other opinions.

This photo I found on the internet is a good match for my bird [url:3g7pdrtw]http://www.gobirding.eu/Images/Passerines/Weavers/SouthernBrownthroatedWeaver/Southern%20Brown-throated%20Weaver,%20Liwonde,%2026-May-11%20(5)%20L.JPG[/url:3g7pdrtw]

So what do others think?

Cheers
Steve Clark
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

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2 years 4 months ago #87211 by Peregrinedive
Peregrinedive replied the topic: Re: Help with Ploceus Weaver in Namibia
Hi Steve,

Looking at the really bold back markings I reckon that's a Southern Brown-throated Weaver.

Regards,
Abe

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2 years 4 months ago #87212 by steveclark
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Thanks Abe.

Anyone else familiar with this species? It has a fairly restricted range so I guess a lot of people won't have seen it.

Steve

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2 years 4 months ago #87213 by NickyO
NickyO replied the topic: Re: Help with Ploceus Weaver in Namibia
Hi guys,

I also agree with Abe on this one.

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2 years 4 months ago #87214 by steveclark
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Thanks NickyO

You are probably right but I think I'll leave Southern Brown-throated Weaver unticked.

To quote The Terminator "I'll be back".

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Steve

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2 years 4 months ago #87215 by mansona
mansona replied the topic: Re: Help with Ploceus Weaver in Namibia
Hi Steve, Southern Brown-throated seems like the most likely candidate.
I am more interested in the birding around Kalizo in general. Will be up there in October to photograph the carmine's at their nest but will have at least one day to bird a bit further a field. Did you had any time for something similar?

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2 years 3 months ago #87217 by nkgray
nkgray replied the topic: Re: Help with Ploceus Weaver in Namibia
Steve,

Below is a photo I took some 7 years ago at Lebala Lodge in northern Botswana, about 130 km west of Kalizo.

It is the female of a pair of nesting Southern Brown-throated Weaver at the lodge.



I reckon you can safely tick that species.

Neil

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2 years 3 months ago #87220 by steveclark
steveclark replied the topic: Re: Help with Ploceus Weaver in Namibia
Many thanks Neil. It is ticked!

Steve

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