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Little Weaver Ploceus luteolus

(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 27738

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 13

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 - 2.6 - 10 (n=11)Often solitary nester, returning to same site in successive years; rarely in colonies
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 13

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
100010223400

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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Breeding distribution

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Published breeding information

Breeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.

bond
Monogamous
season
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
nsite
suspended 3-5.5 m above ground from thorny branch
nbuild
built by male
colsize
Often solitary nester, returning to same site in successive years; rarely in colonies
clutch
2-3 eggs
eggcolour
plain white
eggsize
average size of nine eggs 18.4 x 13.1 mm (Nigeria)
incub
incubation by both sexes, period 12 days in captivity
chicks
chicks fed by both sexes, nestling period in captivity 18-20 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 27738

Vm 27561

Vm 24528

Vm 24455

Vm 24454

Vm 24163

Vm 24162

Vm 19639

Vm 18520

Vm 18515

Vm 13811

Vm 3711

Vm 1233

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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1233, Uganda, Kasinja N 01.30.30 E 030.58.00 , Williams R
3711, Gambia, Jali - Kiang West , Lower River Region , s of Gambia River Guinea Savannah , Barlow, Clive; Fulford, Tony
13811, Nigeria, Lake Alo, Borno, Leventis, T
18515, Niger, Timia , Robert Schoenbrodt
18520, Niger, Goudel rizieres est , Ulf Lieden
19639, Nigeria, Kaltungo, Tende Talatu
24162, Gambia, Farrasuto Western Region, Barlow, Clive
24163, Gambia, Farrasuto Western Region, Barlow, Clive
24454, Senegal, Centre IRD de Mbour, Oschadleus HD
24455, Senegal, Wetland on Mbour-Joal Road, bridge, Oschadleus HD
24528, Senegal, Mbour IRD, Oschadleus HD
27561, Gambia, Bantakunku Beach, Barlow, Clive; with Russell Cryer and Geoff Dobbs
27738, Nigeria, Gwazaye , Ringim Abubakar Surajo

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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First PHOWN records from Niger (2015-12-28)
Weaver Wednesday [149] - Discovery [32]: Little Weaver (2015-04-21)
Weaver Wednesday [50]: Little Weaver (2013-05-29)