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Jackson's Widowbird Euplectes jacksoni

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No of records in PHOWN for this species: 0

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)Solitary nester, but nests may be clustered, with more than 20 in a small area
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Dec-Jan and Apr-Jun, and recorded also in Aug-Sept and Nov in Kenya; timing in any year dependent on rains

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
exploded lek
season
Dec-Jan and Apr-Jun, and recorded also in Aug-Sept and Nov in Kenya; timing in any year dependent on rains
nsite
placed within 10 cm of ground in tuft of grass c. 50 cm tall
nbuild
Nest built entirely by female
colsize
Solitary nester, but nests may be clustered, with more than 20 in a small area
clutch
2-4 eggs
eggcolour
pale blue, greyish or greenish, densely marked with fine grey and brown flecks
eggsize
average size of eight eggs 22.5 x 15.4.mm
incub
incubation by female only, period 12-13 days
chicks
chicks fed by female only, nestling period 17 days

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Weaver Wednesday [208] - Discovery [91]: Jackson's Widowbird (2016-06-08)
Weaver Wednesday [55]: Jackson's Widowbird (2013-07-03)