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White-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis albirostris

(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 26288

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 32

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 - 4.8 - 12 (n=16)with up to ten individual nest-chambers
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 32

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0000100003100

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Jul-Sept throughout range; also Oct-Nov in some W African countries, mid Feb-Mar in Ethiopia and Eritrea; nest-building activity apparently stimulated by rainfall

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
Polygynous; colonial
season
Jul-Sept throughout range; also Oct-Nov in some W African countries, mid Feb-Mar in Ethiopia and Eritrea; nest-building activity apparently stimulated by rainfall
nsite
in thom trees up to 10 m above ground
nbuild
main structure built primarily by male, often stealing sticks from neighbouring nests, both sexes may add Iining material
colsize
with up to ten individual nest-chambers
clutch
2-4
eggcolour
whitish or pale green to bluish, heavily blotched and spotted with grey and grey-brown (Nigeria), or plain to sparsely spotted with brown (Kenya)
eggsize
average for nine eggs in Nigeria 26.7 x 19.6 mm
incub
incubation of eggs by female only, no information on duration of incubation period
chicks
feeding of chicks by female only, no information on duration of nestling period; fledged young fed by both sexes

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 26288

Vm 26287

Vm 26286

Vm 26285

Vm 26270

Vm 26269

Vm 26268

Vm 26267

Vm 26266

Vm 26265

Vm 26264

Vm 24537

Vm 24509

Vm 24507

Vm 24506

Vm 24505

Vm 24504

Vm 24502

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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3716, Gambia, Brusubi, Western Division, s of Gambia River , Barlow, Clive; Fulford, Tony
5067, Nigeria, Along Gumel ring-road, Barshep Yahkat
13699, Nigeria, No location, Leventis, T
24463, Senegal, Jaol-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24464, Senegal, Jaol-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24467, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24483, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24484, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24485, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24490, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24491, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24492, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24493, Senegal, Joal-Dakar, Oschadleus HD
24501, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24502, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24504, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24505, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24506, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24507, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24509, Senegal, Dakar-Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24537, Senegal, beyond Wetland on Mbour-Joal Road, Oschadleus HD
26264, Senegal, N2 -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26265, Senegal, N2 -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26266, Senegal, N2 -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26267, Senegal, N2 -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26268, Senegal, N2 -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26269, Senegal, N2 -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26270, Senegal, Route Mbour-Joal -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26285, Senegal, Route Sindia Thies -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26286, Senegal, Route Sindia Thies -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26287, Senegal, Route Sindia Thies -Google street view, Cronje Pieter
26288, Senegal, Route Sindia Thies -Google street view, Cronje Pieter

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 [143] - Discovery [26]: White-billed Buffalo-Weaver (2015-03-11)
Weaver Wednesday [28]: White-billed Buffalo-Weaver (2012-12-26)