PHOWN summaries and records

Virtual Museum View records in Virtual Museum format
Coverage map for all species
Species totals, Nest stats per species and Observer totals
Species summary and google map
List VM records per observer
View VM record number
General query
Photo of the week
PHOWN repeats

PHOWN priorities

PHOWN species summary

To see which species have records, see here
Choose different species from drop-down list and press 'Go' button.

See published breeding information below the map.

Slender-billed Weaver Ploceus pelzelni

(species text)

PHOWN priorities: none yet

Most recent PHOWN record for this species (recent thumbnails and full species listing at end of this web page):

Vm 9109

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 11

Colony size

Colony size for this species in PHOWN (min - mean - max, sample size) and published data:
PHOWN Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
1 - 8.3 - 30 (n=4)Colonial nester, usually fewer than 20 nests in colony, rarely up to 50; also single nests c. 12 m apart
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
other - 1
tree - 10

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
010102020302

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Jul-Aug in Ghana, Jun-Sept in Togo, May-Oct in Nigeria, Jan-Feb, Apr-Jun and Aug-Nov in Cameroon, May in Gabon; in DRCongo, Aug-Sept in NE, Jun-Jul in C region, Nov-Jan in S, possibly in both rainy seasons in Upemba, Oct-Nov and again Jan-Mar, while urban colony at Kisangani nesting all year, with Sept peak; Mar-Oct (mainly Apr-May in Uganda, Mar-Apr in Angola and Feb in Zambia

Figure above right: breeding seasonality shown as records per month (if available), where months are numbered from January where January=1 etc.
The records are grouped into 6 regions: Safr=southern Africa, Cafr=central Africa, Wafr=western Africa, Eafr=eastern Africa, Asia=southern Asia, IO=Indian Ocean islands
Read more about these figures here.

Breeding distribution

Google map of records for this species (you may need to zoom out to see all records)


Yellow areas show distribution of the species; for species with small ranges you need to zoom in at the correct area to see the range. Read more about these maps here.

Published breeding information

Breeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.

bond
Monogamous, but unclear if long-term pair-bond
season
Jul-Aug in Ghana, Jun-Sept in Togo, May-Oct in Nigeria, Jan-Feb, Apr-Jun and Aug-Nov in Cameroon, May in Gabon; in DRCongo, Aug-Sept in NE, Jun-Jul in C region, Nov-Jan in S, possibly in both rainy seasons in Upemba, Oct-Nov and again Jan-Mar, while urban colony at Kisangani nesting all year, with Sept peak; Mar-Oct (mainly Apr-May in Uganda, Mar-Apr in Angola and Feb in Zambia
nsite
sited 1.5-9 m (usually c. 3 m) above groud or over water and attached to papyrus heads, palm frond or pendulous thorny branch
nbuild
built by male, female sometimes assisting
colsize
Colonial nester, usually fewer than 20 nests in colony, rarely up to 50; also single nests c. 12 m apart
clutch
2-3 eggs
eggcolour
pure white, sometimes pinkish, rarely with fine dark spots
eggsize
average size 17.5 x 13.5 mm (locality not stated)
incub
incubation either by female alone or by both sexes, period c. 15 days
chicks
chicks fed by both male md female, no information on duration of nestling period
wwed2
coming in early 2016

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


Click on one to see its full record

Vm 9109

Vm 7285

Vm 7283

Vm 4211

Vm 4210

Vm 2485

Vm 2022

Vm 2021

Vm 2020

Vm 2019

Vm 853

List of all PHOWN records for this species


Click on one to see its full record
853, Uganda, shores of L. Victoria at a small fishing-boat haul-out between Entebbe and Mabamba swamp - 0 deg. 05\\\\\\\' 28.01\\\\\\\" N, 32 deg 22\\\\\\\' 28.71\\\\\\\" E Elev., Bishop, David
2019, Gabon, near Port-Gentil, Passavy G
2020, Gabon, near Port-Gentil, Passavy G
2021, Gabon, near Port-Gentil, Passavy G
2022, Gabon, near Port-Gentil, Passavy G
2485, Rwanda, Near Rwinkwavu., Anderson Jason
4210, Tanzania, Rubondo Island National Park, Tanapa Bandas, Oliver, Paul
4211, Tanzania, Rubondo Island National Park, camp staff area , Oliver, Paul
7283, Cameroon, Mile 6 Beach : a swamp , Monnoyeur Gilles
7285, Cameroon, West of Idenau some bridges in pall-nut tree planatation., Monnoyeur Gilles
9109, D R Congo, reeds along the Luvua river, north corner of lake Mweru, de Cauwer, Richard

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

The headers below refer to Weaver News items featuring PHOWN and this species. Click on a header to see the News item, which includes the full news item. (The number in brackets is the date that the news item appeared on Weaver Watch).


Weaver Wednesday [41]: Slender-billed Weaver (2013-03-27)