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Zanzibar Bishop Euplectes nigroventris

PHOWN priorities: none yet

Most recent PHOWN record for this species (recent thumbnails and full species listing at end of this web page):

Vm 9290

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 3

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
3 - 4.0 - 5 (n=2)Teritory size variable
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Nest site

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

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
102000000000

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
May-Oct in Kenya, and recorded in all months in Tanzania; on Zanzibar, May-Jul and possibly again Nov-Dec

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, with up to five females per male
season
May-Oct in Kenya, and recorded in all months in Tanzania; on Zanzibar, May-Jul and possibly again Nov-Dec
nsite
placed 1-1.5 m above ground in grass, reeds or bush
nbuild
built by male, lined by female
colsize
Teritory size variable
clutch
2-3 eggs (mean 2.4 in Tanzania)
eggcolour
pale blue, rarely with sparse browm speckles
eggsize
mean of three eggs 16.5 x 12.5 mm (Tanzania)
incub
incubation by female, in captivity period 12 days
chicks
young fed by female only, nestling period 13-16 days (15-19 days in captivity)

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Vm 9290

Vm 1852

Vm 683

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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683, Tanzania, A plot of approx. 30 x 30 meters, with three small-medium sized houses, a small constructed wetland for sewage treatment, and a little nature preserve., Outwater A H
1852, Tanzania, A plot of approx. 30 x 30 meters, with three small-medium sized houses, a small constructed wetland for sewage treatment, and a little nature preserve., Outwater A H
9290, Tanzania, Bandari street near rail road bridge , Cronje Pieter

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [34]: Zanzibar Bishop (2013-02-06)
PHOWN in Tanzania (2012-02-21)