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Heuglin's Masked Weaver Ploceus heuglini

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PHOWN priorities: none yet

Most recent PHOWN record for this species (recent thumbnails and full species listing at end of this web page):

Vm 3725

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
20 - 20.0 - 20 (n=1)Colonial or solitary nester, typically in groups of up to 15 nests
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Nest site

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

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Aug in Senegal, Jul and Sept-Oct in Mali, Mar-Jul in Ghana, Aug-Sept in Togo, May-Sept in Benin, May-Aug and Jul-Oct at different sites in Nigeria, Aug-Sept in Sudan, Jan-Mar in NE DRCongo, and Jun and Feb in Uganda

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
polygynous
season
Aug in Senegal, Jul and Sept-Oct in Mali, Mar-Jul in Ghana, Aug-Sept in Togo, May-Sept in Benin, May-Aug and Jul-Oct at different sites in Nigeria, Aug-Sept in Sudan, Jan-Mar in NE DRCongo, and Jun and Feb in Uganda
nsite
placed in tree, or often attached to telephone line (each nest woven to the wire throughout its width); one group of nests overhung entrance of busy rest house in Nigeria
nbuild
coarsely woven by male
colsize
Colonial or solitary nester, typically in groups of up to 15 nests
clutch
2-4 eggs (average 2.2 in Nigeria)
eggcolour
plain tuquoise-blue, or pale blue with very fine brown spots
eggsize
average size of 30 eggs 20.9 x 14.6 mm (Nigeria)
incub
incubation by female, period 12-13 days
chicks
chicks fed by female alone, nestling period 14-18 days

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Vm 3725

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3725, Gambia, along the roadside at Sabi Forest Park south east of Basse Santu Su, Upper River Region, The Gambia, Barlow, Clive; Fulford, Tony

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Weaver Wednesday [197] - Discovery [80]: Heuglin's Masked Weaver (2016-03-23)
Weaver Wednesday [69]: Heuglin's Masked Weaver (2013-10-09)