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White-headed Buffalo-Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli

(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 13337

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 - 7.3 - 18 (n=9)n/a
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 11

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
013012002110

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
probably dependent on local rainfall: Aug-Sept and Dec in Sudan, Apr-Aug in Ethiopia, Feb-Jun and Sept in Somalia, May in Uganda, Feb-Mar, May, Jul and Nov in Kenya, and Dec in Tanzania

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
perhaps occasional co-operitive breeding
season
probably dependent on local rainfall: Aug-Sept and Dec in Sudan, Apr-Aug in Ethiopia, Feb-Jun and Sept in Somalia, May in Uganda, Feb-Mar, May, Jul and Nov in Kenya, and Dec in Tanzania
nsite
usually 2-4 m above ground and resting on branch or suspended from end or underside of branch
nbuild
Nest built by both sexes
colsize
n/a
clutch
3-4
eggcolour
greyish or pale blue, thickly blotched with olive-brown and grey-brown, markings sometimes foming cap at thick end
eggsize
average 24.6 x I 8 mm (Kenya)
incub
no data on incubation
chicks
chicks fed by both sexes, nestling period in captivity at least 14 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 13337

Vm 7520

Vm 5660

Vm 5190

Vm 3698

Vm 3222

Vm 3213

Vm 2647

Vm 707

Vm 705

Vm 704

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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704, Ethiopia, Awash NP along main road from entrance gate to lodge , Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, Abiye Dagne
705, Ethiopia, Awash NP along main road from entrance gate to lodge , Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, Abiye Dagne
707, Ethiopia, in front of the main buildings at Bilen Lodge, Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, Abiye Dagne
2647, Kenya, Buffalo Springs NP, Kenya, Steen Lia
3213, Kenya, Samburu; near the Park gate or between the gate and Isiolo, Sinclair, Ian
3222, Kenya, Samburu; near the Park gate or between the gate and Isiolo, Sinclair, Ian
3698, Tanzania, Gideru ridge, Yaeda Valley , Peterson, Daudi
5190, Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann
5660, Tanzania, Grumeti Eastern Triangle, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Harris Ann
7520, Ethiopia, Hal El Kuran village, McCarter Frank
13337, Kenya, L. jipe, Chesire Dominic

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 [164] - Discovery [47]: White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (2015-08-05)
Weaver Wednesday [13]: White-headed Buffalo-Weaver (2012-09-12)