Thick-billed Weaver…

The Thick-billed Weaver or Grosbeak Weaver (Amblyospiza albifrons)

Like the other weavers the male will work hard building a nest hoping a female will grace his home and raise his young… The male is a darker colour than the female… here are a few photos I quickly captured during a round of golf… imagine going to play golf with your camera near at hand….

The male… in the second photo, a yellow weaver, is hard at work building it’s own nest…

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And then to be so lucky that two holes later I find a female thick-billed weaver….



38 thoughts on “Thick-billed Weaver…

  1. Wow … your photos are getting better and better. Stunning – the second top is my favorite, with the nest and the two birds. The yellow bird is so pretty.

  2. Oh my ~ those last 2 shots as a pair – amazing!!! So they take on the traditional roles again — isn’t it wild how this seems to be almost predetermined in every species ? ! xxooo

    • Thank you Robyn.. yes a nuance of nature… I have witnessed so many times… the thick billed unlike the yellow weaver in the one photo, builds a very similar nest except his entrance is from the side and not below…

  3. I remember how those weavers used to strip our grasses bare in Jo’burg. Loved watching them at work. Great pics, bdt. I hope your golf shots are even half as good as your camera shots. 😀

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