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Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava

(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 11906

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 9

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
7 - 40.0 - 75 (n=3)Colonial, with 10-120 nests at a site, and up to 40 nests in single tree
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 9

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
001000010223

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Timing may be detemined by local rainfall, Sept-Oct in N Madagascar and Nov-Apr in W; in more arid SW irregular, starting as early as Aug or as late as Dec

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
Apparently primarily monogamous, some males perhaps polygynous
season
Timing may be detemined by local rainfall, Sept-Oct in N Madagascar and Nov-Apr in W; in more arid SW irregular, starting as early as Aug or as late as Dec
nsite
placed 2-25 m above ground and usually in palm or tree, including boabab (Adansonia) and exotic Gyrocarpus americanus; or suspended from thatched roof of village house
nbuild
built by both sexes
colsize
Colonial, with 10-120 nests at a site, and up to 40 nests in single tree
clutch
2-4 eggs
eggcolour
plain greenish-blue
eggsize
average size 20.5 x 15.1 mm
incub
incubation by female, no information on duration of incubation period
chicks
chicks fed by both male and female, no information on duration of nestling period

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 11906

Vm 11904

Vm 8405

Vm 8403

Vm 7278

Vm 7277

Vm 7276

Vm 1489

Vm 76

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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76, Madagascar, Ankarafantsika NR, Oschadleus HD
1489, Madagascar, 75 m from national road between Antsohihy & Befandriana-Nord in north-central Madagascar, Rene de Roland, L-A
7276, Madagascar, isolated farm , Monnoyeur Gilles
7277, Madagascar, Entry of Ankarana National Park, Monnoyeur Gilles
7278, Madagascar, Ramena a small town near Antsiranana, Monnoyeur Gilles
8403, Madagascar, Kirindy forest, Elliott, Clive and Marie-Therese
8405, Madagascar, Ifaty village, Elliott, Clive and Marie-Therese
11904, Madagascar, Beach resort Club Bamboo, de Beer Len
11906, Madagascar, Beach resort Club Bamboo, de Beer Len

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 [178] - Discovery [61]: Sakalava Weaver (2015-11-11)
Weaver Wednesday [30]: Sakalava Weaver (2013-01-09)