Latest PHOWN species - Crested Malimbe2018-10-14 (827)
The newest PHOWN species to be added is a record of the Crested Malimbe. Maans Booysen photographed a Crested Malimbe building its nest in Kakum Forest in Ghana earlier this year. The subspecies in West Africa (nigrifrons) has a smaller crest than the nominate.
PHOWN now has records of 94 of the 117 weaver species (80%). The weavers without PHOWN records are listed below - for some the nest has not even been described yet, while for some nests should be easy to find and photograph. (click on the species to read more about it).
PHOWN, PHOtos of Weaver Nests, is a Virtual Museum, citizen science project of the Animal Demography Unit, to collect and monitor breeding distributions and colony sizes of weaver birds globally. To take part, register and upload records at Virtual Museum (read the "How to" pdf for help).