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Compact Weaver Pachyphantes superciliosus

(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 5771

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 1

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)nests sometimes within 10 m of each other
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

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

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Aug-Oct in W Africa (from Sierra Leone E to Nigeria), Jan-Feb in Gabon, and Jul-Sept in PRCongo; May-Jun and also Feb and Aug-Oct in Uganda; regional differences in DRCongo, Sept-Nov in Uele region, Feb-Apr in Kwilu area

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
Aug-Oct in W Africa (from Sierra Leone E to Nigeria), Jan-Feb in Gabon, and Jul-Sept in PRCongo; May-Jun and also Feb and Aug-Oct in Uganda; regional differences in DRCongo, Sept-Nov in Uele region, Feb-Apr in Kwilu area
nsite
attached 1.4-2.8 m above ground to vertical grass stems, tops of supporting grasses stripped of seeds (and often nipped off)
nbuild
no information
colsize
nests sometimes within 10 m of each other
clutch
3-4 eggs
eggcolour
white, grey or pale bluish-green with fine brown stipples and smears, or plain blue-grey or coffee-coloured
eggsize
average size of six eggs 18.8 x 13.2 mm (Sierra Leone)
incub
no information
chicks
no information

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Vm 5771

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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5771, Congo (DRC), Faradje vicinity, Chapin JP

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 [187] - Discovery [70]: Compact Weaver (2016-01-13)
Weaver Wednesday [9]: Compact Weaver (2012-08-15)