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Golden-backed Weaver Ploceus jacksoni

(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 24561

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 - 15.5 - 34 (n=4)Colonial
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
reed - 2
tree - 5

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Feb-Jun and Oct-Dec (peak of laying Apr-May) in Uganda, Mar-Jun in Kenya, and Sept and Nov-Jun 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.

Feb-Jun and Oct-Dec (peak of laying Apr-May) in Uganda, Mar-Jun in Kenya, and Sept and Nov-Jun in Tanzania
usually over water in papyrus or reeds, sometimes in tree, ambatch or even maize (Zea mays) field
no information
2-3 eggs
blue with purplish-brown or dark red spots, often very fine and dense
average size 20.6 x 14.3 mm (Uganda)
no information
no information

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records

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Vm 24561

Vm 12431

Vm 11500

Vm 9294

Vm 2644

Vm 2451

Vm 2391

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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2391, 25,Tanzania, Messerani Snake Park, Beale C; Victoria Beale, tree
2451, 0,Tanzania, Lukuba Island Lake Victoria at waters edge , Oliver, Paul, reed
2644, 2,Kenya, Lake Baringo, Kenya, Steen Lia, tree
9294, 1,Tanzania, Bandari street near rail road bridge , Cronje Pieter, tree
11500, 34,Tanzania, Tarangire NP, Eggert Ron, reed
12431, 0,Tanzania, Rubondo Island, Oliver, Paul, tree
24561, 0,Kenya, Lake Baringo, Kenya, Steen L., tree

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 [204] - Discovery [87]: Golden-backed Weaver (2016-05-11)
Weaver Wednesday [47]: Golden-backed Weaver (2013-05-08)