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Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver Plocepasser 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 3713

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 - 3.3 - 8 (n=3)several nests in one tree
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

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

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
101000000100

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Sept-Nov in Gambia, Jun in Burkina Faso, Apr-Aug in Nigeria, Feb and May-Jun in Sudan, May in Ethiopia, Mar-Apr and Aug-Sept in Uganda, and Jun, Aug and Oct in Kenya

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
No information; probably a co-operative breeder
season
Sept-Nov in Gambia, Jun in Burkina Faso, Apr-Aug in Nigeria, Feb and May-Jun in Sudan, May in Ethiopia, Mar-Apr and Aug-Sept in Uganda, and Jun, Aug and Oct in Kenya
nsite
placed up to 6 m above ground on branches
nbuild
n/a
colsize
several nests in one tree
clutch
2
eggcolour
cream or reddish, heavily spotted with grey and lilac
eggsize
average size 22.6 x 15.3 mm (Nigeria)
incub
No information
chicks
No information

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Vm 3713

Vm 3712

Vm 695

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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695, Ethiopia, along a dirt road crossing Melka Jebdhu River below the town of Ankober, Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, Abiye Dagne
3712, Gambia, Banjul , Barlow, Clive; Fulford, Tony
3713, Gambia, Belel Forest Park, Central River Region, N of Gambia River, guinea savannah , Barlow, Clive; Fulford, Tony

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [31]: Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-Weaver (2013-01-16)