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Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus(species text)
PHOWN priorities: none yet
No of records in PHOWN for this species: 14
Colony sizeColony 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 - 2.6 - 10 (n=11)||Often solitary nester, returning to same site in successive years; rarely in colonies|
Nest siteType of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
|tree - 13|
PHOWN Records per month for this species
|Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15||Jun-Oct in Mauritania and Gambia, May-Nov in Senegal, Aug-Oct in Mali (from Jul in S), Jul-Oct in Ghana, Aug in Togo, Jun-Oct in Burkina Faso, May-Sept in Niger, Jun-Oct in Nigeria, Aug-Nov in DRCongo, May and Aug-Oct in Sudan, Mar-Aug in Ethiopia, Mar-May and Aug-Sept in Uganda, and Feb, Apr and Sept 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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Published breeding informationBreeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.
Jun-Oct in Mauritania and Gambia, May-Nov in Senegal, Aug-Oct in Mali (from Jul in S), Jul-Oct in Ghana, Aug in Togo, Jun-Oct in Burkina Faso, May-Sept in Niger, Jun-Oct in Nigeria, Aug-Nov in DRCongo, May and Aug-Oct in Sudan, Mar-Aug in Ethiopia, Mar-May and Aug-Sept in Uganda, and Feb, Apr and Sept in Kenya
suspended 3-5.5 m above ground from thorny branch
built by male
Often solitary nester, returning to same site in successive years; rarely in colonies
average size of nine eggs 18.4 x 13.1 mm (Nigeria)
incubation by both sexes, period 12 days in captivity
chicks fed by both sexes, nestling period in captivity 18-20 days
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1233, 1,Uganda, Kasinja N 01.30.30 E 030.58.00 , Williams R, tree
3711, 1,Gambia, Jali - Kiang West , Lower River Region , s of Gambia River Guinea Savannah , Barlow, Clive; Fulford, Tony, tree
13811, 0,Nigeria, Lake Alo, Borno, Leventis, T, tree
18515, 8,Niger, Timia , Robert Schoenbrodt, tree
18520, 1,Niger, Goudel rizieres est , Ulf Lieden , tree
19639, 0,Nigeria, Kaltungo, Tende Talatu, tree
24162, 2,Gambia, Farrasuto Western Region, Barlow, Clive, tree
24163, 1,Gambia, Farrasuto Western Region, Barlow, Clive, tree
24454, 1,Senegal, Centre IRD de Mbour, Oschadleus HD, tree
24455, 2,Senegal, Wetland on Mbour-Joal Road, bridge, Oschadleus HD, tree
24528, 1,Senegal, Mbour IRD, Oschadleus HD, tree
27561, 10,Gambia, Bantakunku Beach, Barlow, Clive; with Russell Cryer and Geoff Dobbs, tree
27738, 1,Nigeria, Gwazaye , Ringim Abubakar Surajo, tree
28593, 0,Uganda, Muchinson's Falls National Park, Booysen M.,
All PHOWN news items relating to this speciesThe 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).
First PHOWN records from Niger (2015-12-28)
Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Little Weaver (2015-04-21)
Weaver Wednesday : Little Weaver (2013-05-29)