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White-headed Buffalo-Weaver Dinemellia dinemelli(species text)
PHOWN priorities: none yet
No of records in PHOWN for this species: 11
Colony sizeColony 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|
Nest siteType of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
|tree - 11|
PHOWN Records per month for this species
|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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Published breeding informationBreeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.
perhaps occasional co-operitive breeding
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
usually 2-4 m above ground and resting on branch or suspended from end or underside of branch
Nest built by both sexes
greyish or pale blue, thickly blotched with olive-brown and grey-brown, markings sometimes foming cap at thick end
average 24.6 x I 8 mm (Kenya)
no data on incubation
chicks fed by both sexes, nestling period in captivity at least 14 days
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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