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Record details

BirdPix:   36885
Province:   KwaZulu-Natal
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2930DD
Observer:   Jackson Mike
Date of record:   2017-04-02
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   The ID of these little flocks passing overhead eluded me for about two months. The calls were not familiar, as they passed over every morning, returning later in the day. By chance one morning, I managed to get a clear sight photo opportunity. I believe the calls heard are reserved for post breeding season when forming small flocks of 5 to 20 birds. I do not know where they were coming from or going to each day, but they are fairly regular visitors to the garden throughout the year, but as singles or a pair.
Last updated:   2017-05-03 12:39:09
Sp. code:   804
Species name:   Amblyospiza albifrons
Common name:   Thick-billed (Grosbeak) Weaver -- Dikbekwewer
Family:   Ploceidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Amblyospiza albifrons
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 36885 - photo: 1
VM-number: 36885 - photo: 2
VM-number: 36885 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Malcolm Robinson
Date:   2017-05-03 12:39:09
Species name:   Amblyospiza albifrons -- Thick-billed (Grosbeak) Weaver; Dikbekwewer
Species code:   804

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