Thick-billed Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
(aka Grosbeak Weaver)
Grosbeak Weaver, Auntutu Forest, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Auntutu Forest, Ghana
May 2011

The Thick-billed Weaver is distributed patchily in Africa south of the Sahara. It is found in swamps, marshy areas and along rivers. It is usually in small colonies and this photo was part of a flock of about 40 birds.

Unfortunately, I did not see this species perched but the significant feature of birds in flight is the white primary patch that you can see in this photo. It also has a white forehead and the sub-species found in Ghana A. a. capitalba has a chestnut head, mantle and upper breast.

The song is a fast mixture of rasping, chattering and churring notes.

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