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Lufira Masked Weaver Ploceus ruweti

(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 15816

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 2

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
2 - 2.0 - 2 (n=2)neighbouring males each with several nests, but apparently not colonial; 3-20 nests in some sites, typically 4-6 nests together
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 2

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Jan-Apr

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
Probably polygynous
season
Jan-Apr
nsite
suspended from a woven strip attached to ambatch branches 0.5-2 m above water
nbuild
woven by male
colsize
neighbouring males each with several nests, but apparently not colonial; 3-20 nests in some sites, typically 4-6 nests together
clutch
2 eggs in one nest
eggcolour
very pale green with brown spots, spots concentrated at thick end
eggsize
one egg 19.4 x 13.9 mm
incub
no information
chicks
male seen to feed a fledgling

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Vm 15816

Vm 15815

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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15815, Congo (DRC), Musabira village - Kiubo Falls -Lufira River, de Cauwer R
15816, Congo (DRC), Musabira village - Kiubo Falls -Lufira River, de Cauwer R

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [233] - Discovery [116]: Lufira Masked Weaver (2016-11-30)
Weaver Wednesday [115]: Lufira Masked Weaver (2014-08-27)