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Thick-billed Weaver

Afrikaans name: Dikbekwewe

Male Thick-billed Weaver making its nest

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Amblyospiza albifrons

The Thick-billed Weaver is widely distributed across Africa.

They have a distinctively heavy bill which gives them their common name.

Males are a dark brown with a white forehead and a white patch on their wings. Females are more of a streaky brown and lack the white forehead and patches. The white patch on the forehead of the male is present only during the breeding season.

During the breeding season Thick-billed Weavers are found in reedbeds and riverside vegetation. During the non-breeding season they may be found in a variety of habitats.

They reach a length of 18 cm.

Male Thick-billed Weaver

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Above - Male Thick-billed Weaver

Below - Female Thick-billed Weaver Female Thick-billed Weaver

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References

List of South African Birds

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