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Black-billed Weaver Ploceus melanogaster

(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 18666

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 5

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 - 1.0 - 1 (n=4)Solitary nester
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 5

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Dec in Nigeria, Oct-Jan (mainly Dec) in Cameroon, Jan on Bioko I, Nov-Mar and Aug in Sudan, Dec-Jan, Oct-Nov and May-Jun in Uganda; Jan-Apr, Jun and Sept in Kenya, Jan-Apr and Sept in DRCongo, and Nov in Rwanda

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
Monogamous
season
Dec in Nigeria, Oct-Jan (mainly Dec) in Cameroon, Jan on Bioko I, Nov-Mar and Aug in Sudan, Dec-Jan, Oct-Nov and May-Jun in Uganda; Jan-Apr, Jun and Sept in Kenya, Jan-Apr and Sept in DRCongo, and Nov in Rwanda
nsite
suspended 3-6 m above ground (sometimes over a stream) from tip of branch, tendril of creeper or tree-fern frond, and easily visible
nbuild
no information
colsize
Solitary nester
clutch
2 eggs
eggcolour
white with very fine, evenly scattered pinkish-brown spots
eggsize
21 x 15 mm (Sudan)
incub
incubation by female only, no information on duration of incubation period
chicks
chicks brooded and fed by both sexes, no information on duration of nestling period

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 18666

Vm 17608

Vm 13808

Vm 6901

Vm 2474

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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2474, Rwanda, Gisakura, near Nyungwe, Rwanda, Anderson Jason
6901, Uganda, Buhoma, Perrins N
13808, Nigeria, Obudu Plateau , Leventis, T
17608, Rwanda, Gisakura Tea Factory & Forest, Krochuk Billi
18666, Uganda, Bwindi Lodge, Bygott David

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 [200] - Discovery [83]: Black-billed Weaver (2016-04-13)
Weaver Wednesday [60]: Black-billed Weaver (2013-08-07)
First PHOWN record for Black-billed Weaver (2012-06-21)