Weaver Amblyospiza albifrons
(aka Grosbeak Weaver)
Auntutu Forest, Ghana
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
The song is a fast mixture of rasping, chattering and churring notes.
|If you do not see a menu on the left, you may have arrived at this page from another site. Please click Home to get to my main page.|