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Red-vented Malimbe Malimbus scutatus

(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 13828

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
1 - 2.5 - 4 (n=2)Solitary nester; pair may build 3-5 nests in one tree, but only one occupied
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 3

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
110000001000

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
nest-building and sightings of juveniles: in Feb in Guinea, Dec-Feb (also active at nests Apr-Jun and Aug) in Liberia, Oct-Dec in Ivory Coast, Dec in Ghana, and Sept-Feb (with some building activity in most months) in Nigeria

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
Monogamous
season
nest-building and sightings of juveniles: in Feb in Guinea, Dec-Feb (also active at nests Apr-Jun and Aug) in Liberia, Oct-Dec in Ivory Coast, Dec in Ghana, and Sept-Feb (with some building activity in most months) in Nigeria
nsite
suspended from palm leaflets as low as 6 m above ground or much higher in canopy
nbuild
Both male and female involved in nest construction
colsize
Solitary nester; pair may build 3-5 nests in one tree, but only one occupied
clutch
2 eggs
eggcolour
pure white
eggsize
mean size of seven eggs 21.6 x 15.9 mm
incub
no information
chicks
no information

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Vm 13828

Vm 7442

Vm 5331

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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5331, Ghana, Junction from main road leading to Ankassa National Park, Ghana., Davies J
7442, Ghana, Ankasa NP, Jamie GA
13828, Nigeria, Lekki Peninsula, Leventis, T

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 [169] - Discovery [52]: Red-vented Malimbe (2015-09-09)
Weaver Wednesday [46]: Red-vented Malimbe (2013-05-01)
First PHOWN record for Red-vented Malimbe (2013-04-19)