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Rufous-tailed Weaver Histurgops ruficaudus(species text)
PHOWN priorities: none yet
No of records in PHOWN for this species: 13
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|
|4 - 12.2 - 23 (n=9)||up to 30 nests in one tree|
Nest siteType of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
|tree - 13|
PHOWN Records per month for this species
|Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15||in May-Jun, Aug and Oct-Feb|
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.
in May-Jun, Aug and Oct-Feb
placed 1.5-4 m above ground in gall acacia (e.g. Acacia drepanolobium or Acacia tortilis)
up to 30 nests in one tree
pale blue with grey and brown streaks and scrawls, markings sometimes forming wreath at thick end
average size 27.3 x 17.3 mm
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2365, 0,Tanzania, outside Tarangire, Beale C, tree
2471, 0,Tanzania, Tarangire National Park, Eggert Ron, tree
3740, 5,Tanzania, Sabora Plains, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Harris Ann, tree
3821, 4,Tanzania, Arusha to Tarangire , Oschadleus HD, tree
4004, 18,Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann, tree
5183, 22,Tanzania, Serengeti, Harris Ann, tree
5244, 5,Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann, tree
5245, 23,Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann, tree
5602, 10,Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann, tree
5673, 15,Tanzania, Nyati Plains, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Harris Ann, tree
5716, 8,Tanzania, Sabora/Nyasarora fire break, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Harris Ann, tree
9896, 0,Tanzania, South of Arusha, Peterson, Daudi, tree
11331, 0,Tanzania, Ikoma region, Serengeti, Bowen WW, tree
All PHOWN news items relating to this speciesThe 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  - Discovery : Rufous-tailed Weaver (2016-04-06)
Weaver Wednesday : Rufous-tailed Weaver (2012-09-26)
First PHOWN record for Rufous-tailed Weaver (2012-05-13)