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Golden Palm Weaver Ploceus bojeri

(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 19204

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 7

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 - 3.8 - 10 (n=4)Colonial
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 7

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
in all months (peaks Oct and Jan) in Kenya, but May-Oct in Mombasa; May-Jul in Somalia, and Jun and Dec-Apr in Tanzania

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.

Probably polygynous
in all months (peaks Oct and Jan) in Kenya, but May-Oct in Mombasa; May-Jul in Somalia, and Jun and Dec-Apr in Tanzania
suspended low (less than 2 m) over water from tree branch, or attached 1.5-4 m above ground to ta1l grass or bush, often on underside of palm frond and then sometimes more than 10 m above ground; also built in bulruhes (Typha), bamboos and, less often, in Phragmites reeds
woven by male, lined by female
2 eggs
sea-green with grey or reddish mottling, or white overlaid with fawn-brown
average size of twelve eggs 21.1 x 14.3 mm (Kenya)
no information
no information

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records

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Vm 19204

Vm 13815

Vm 5684

Vm 2610

Vm 2416

Vm 2415

Vm 1533

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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1533, 1,Kenya, Between the Bahari Dhow resort and the beach, in Diani town., Rollinson D P, tree
2415, 10,Kenya, Turtle Bay Beach Resort , Oschadleus HD, tree
2416, 0,Kenya, Turtle Bay Beach Resort , Oschadleus HD, tree
2610, 0,Kenya, Turtle Bay Beach Club fish pond, Jackson C, tree
5684, 3,Kenya, Sabaki River Mouth - a couple of hundred metres from the beach on the outer edge of the mangroves, Jackson C, tree
13815, 0,Kenya, Malindi , Leventis, T, tree
19204, 1,Kenya, Swahili Beach Resort, Diani, Cronje Pieter, tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [185] - Discovery [68]: Golden Palm Weaver (2015-12-30)
Weaver Wednesday [45]: Golden Palm Weaver (2013-04-24)
First PHOWN record for Golden Palm-Weaver Ploceus bojeri (2011-11-18)