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Black Bishop Euplectes gierowii

(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 9572

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)male holding territory holding three or four nests
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
other - 1
tree - 1

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
May-Aug in NE DRCongo, Apr-Oct and Dec in Uganda, May in Kenya, and Apr-Jun 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
Polygynous
season
May-Aug in NE DRCongo, Apr-Oct and Dec in Uganda, May in Kenya, and Apr-Jun and Dec in Tanzania
nsite
in Uganda 2 m above ground in elephant grass, attached to one vertical stalk and some leaf blades, one nest in Tanzania was 1 m above ground in fork of wood shrub
nbuild
No information
colsize
male holding territory holding three or four nests
clutch
2-4 eggs
eggcolour
bright blue, sometimes with fine black or red-brown spotting
eggsize
size 20.6 x 15.3 mm
incub
No information
chicks
No information

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Vm 9572

Vm 9286

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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9286, Tanzania, Ikoma region, Serengeti, Bowen WW
9572, Tanzania, Serronea River, Ikoma region, Serengeti, Bowen WW

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 [193] - Discovery [76]: Black Bishop (2016-02-24)
Weaver Wednesday [61]: Black Bishop (2013-08-14)