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Brown-capped Weaver Ploceus insignis

(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 13809

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 2

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
- - (n=0)Solitary nester
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 2

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Mar and Dec in Cameroon, Mar and Oct in Sudan, Jan in E DRCongo (Itombwe), Aug-Sept and Dec in Uganda and Jan-Apr and Nov in Kenya

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
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Breeding distribution

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Published breeding information

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

bond
Presumably monogamous
season
Mar and Dec in Cameroon, Mar and Oct in Sudan, Jan in E DRCongo (Itombwe), Aug-Sept and Dec in Uganda and Jan-Apr and Nov in Kenya
nsite
4-6.5 m above ground and fixed to underside of branch or at tip of branch, often above forest track or clearing
nbuild
no information
colsize
Solitary nester
clutch
2 eggs
eggcolour
pale blue with sparse brown spots
eggsize
average size of four eggs 22.4 x 15.5 mm (Cameroon)
incub
no information
chicks
no information

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 13809

Vm 13807

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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13807, Nigeria, Obudu Plateau , Leventis, T
13809, Nigeria, Obudu Plateau, Cr. , Leventis, T

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 [207] - Discovery [90]: Brown-capped Weaver (2016-06-01)
Weaver Wednesday [78]: Brown-capped Weaver (2013-12-11)