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Cassin's Malimbe Malimbus cassini

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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)in Gabon five nests built by a pair, 13 nests by two males with a female, and three by three males and a single female
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Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Nov-Mar in Gabon and Sept and Nov in PRCongo: in DRCongo, Nov in N but Sept-Feb in E (Itombwe region)

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
Apparently monogamous
season
Nov-Mar in Gabon and Sept and Nov in PRCongo: in DRCongo, Nov in N but Sept-Feb in E (Itombwe region)
nsite
attached 10-25 m above ground to spiny petioles of climbing palm
nbuild
Initial co-operarive nest-building; dominant male then displaces others, and remains with female. Nest construction evidently regularly involves one female and several males; more than one individual wotking simultaneously
colsize
in Gabon five nests built by a pair, 13 nests by two males with a female, and three by three males and a single female
clutch
2 eggs
eggcolour
pure white
eggsize
21.8 x 16.3 mm (DRCongo)
incub
incubation by both sexes, stints of nearly 60 minutes recorded, incoming bird calling partner out, no information on duration of incubation period
chicks
chicks fed by both male and female, no information on duration of nestling period

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Weaver Wednesday [177] - Discovery [60]: Cassin's Malimbe (2015-11-04)
Weaver Wednesday [108]: Cassin's Malimbe (2014-07-09)