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Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei

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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 27760

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 168

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
4 - 94.4 - 480 (n=144)Usually colonial, in Somalia small colonies of 4-6 males; in Kenya large colonies of 22-205 nests (all in single tree)
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
man-made - 2
tree - 166

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
10803162040174221

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

bond
Polygynous
season
Apr-Sept in Ethiopia, May-Jun in Somalia, Feb-Jul and Oct-Dec (peak Mar-Apr) in Kenya and Feb-May in Tanzania
nsite
attached on upper suface to branch 2-7 m above ground, mostly in thorn tree, in Nairobi often near busy road or occupied building
nbuild
woven by male, lined by female
colsize
Usually colonial, in Somalia small colonies of 4-6 males; in Kenya large colonies of 22-205 nests (all in single tree)
clutch
1-4 eggs (average 2 in Kenya)
eggcolour
bright blue with darker cap at blunt end, rarely a few black spots
eggsize
average size of nine eggs 23.2 x 15.6 mm (Kenya)
incub
incubation by female only, period c. 11 days
chicks
chicks fed by both male and female, nestling period c. 16 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 27760

Vm 27655

Vm 27642

Vm 27416

Vm 27415

Vm 27288

Vm 26793

Vm 23386

Vm 22063

Vm 19504

Vm 19503

Vm 19495

Vm 19494

Vm 19493

Vm 19485

Vm 19408

Vm 19405

Vm 19248

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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716, Ethiopia, Big rural town., Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, Abiye Dagne
3082, Kenya, Kijabe Hospital, Barry Zeph; Jihn Barry
3223, Kenya, Close to town about 3-4 kms, Sinclair, Ian
4267, Kenya, beside Ngong road just beyond roundabout opposite Nakumatt Junction, Jackson C
5116, Tanzania, Arusha National Park , Peterson, Daudi
5590, Kenya, Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Estate , Cronje Pieter
5847, Kenya, Hells gate National Park Olkaria gate on Olkaria route, Cronje Pieter
5859, Kenya, Hells gate national park Next to Tourism Information Centre Gorge road, Cronje Pieter
5860, Kenya, Hells gate national park, Gorge road, Cronje Pieter
5861, Kenya, Hells Gate National Park close to Maisai village, Cronje Pieter
5862, Kenya, Hells Gate National park Close to Olkarai I Power plant, Cronje Pieter
7418, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
7422, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
7423, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
7664, Kenya, Mombassa road off Poppa Road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7665, Kenya, Mombassa road off Kapiti Road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
11486, Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter
11487, Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter
11497, Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter
11511, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
11512, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
11522, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Mololongo, Cronje Pieter
11523, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Mololongo, Cronje Pieter
11524, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Mololongo, Cronje Pieter
11525, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Mololongo, Cronje Pieter
11538, Kenya, Mbaghati way, Cronje Pieter
11540, Kenya, Ngong road, Cronje Pieter
11545, Kenya, Ngong road, Cronje Pieter
11553, Kenya, United Nations Avenue Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
11554, Kenya, United Nations Avenue Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
11555, Kenya, United Nations Avenue Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
11557, Kenya, Limuru road Nairobi near City Park Drive, Cronje Pieter
12436, Kenya, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kamau, George
14096, Kenya, Southern bypass next to Nairobi National Park, Cronje Pieter
14097, Kenya, Southern bypass next to Nairobi National Park, Cronje Pieter
14104, Kenya, Akila street, Cronje Pieter
14115, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
14121, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
14178, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road , Cronje Pieter
14181, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road , Cronje Pieter
14184, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road , Cronje Pieter
14188, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road Ole Serini Hotel, Cronje Pieter
14189, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road Ole Serini Hotel, Cronje Pieter
14191, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road Ole Serini Hotel, Cronje Pieter
14192, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road Ole Serini Hotel, Cronje Pieter
14346, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14349, Kenya, Muhoho ave, Cronje Pieter
14364, Kenya, Enterprise road, Cronje Pieter
15288, Kenya, Nairobi Airport Parking, Cronje Pieter
15296, Kenya, road behind Quaribu Hotel next to Wayaki Way, Cronje Pieter
15302, Kenya, Wayaki Way in Loresho, Cronje Pieter
15358, Kenya, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15360, Kenya, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15364, Kenya, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15381, Kenya, A2 Thika road, Cronje Pieter
15456, Kenya, A2 Thika Highway, Cronje Pieter
15462, Kenya, A2 Thika Highway, Cronje Pieter
15465, Kenya, A2 Thika Highway, Cronje Pieter
15473, Kenya, A2 Thika Highway, Cronje Pieter
15550, Kenya, Rongai Main Gate, Cronje Pieter
15552, Kenya, Rongai Main Gate, Cronje Pieter
15554, Kenya, Rongai Main Gate, Cronje Pieter
15557, Kenya, Rongai Main Gate, Cronje Pieter
15605, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15606, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15610, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15611, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15612, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15618, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15620, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15622, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15624, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15625, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15642, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nayhururu road, Cronje Pieter
15647, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15648, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15649, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15650, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15655, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15656, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15666, Kenya, Moi S Lake road, Cronje Pieter
15674, Kenya, Naro Moru Moweiga road, Cronje Pieter
15681, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15682, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15685, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15686, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15687, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15688, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15689, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15691, Kenya, Nyeri-Nyanuki road A2, Cronje Pieter
15692, Kenya, Road from Abedare Country club to main road, Cronje Pieter
15693, Kenya, B5 Main road, Cronje Pieter
15694, Kenya, B5 Main road, Cronje Pieter
15696, Kenya, Unknown road , Cronje Pieter
15697, Kenya, Unknown road , Cronje Pieter
15700, Kenya, Unknown road , Cronje Pieter
15704, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road , Cronje Pieter
15706, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road , Cronje Pieter
15707, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road , Cronje Pieter
15711, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15714, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15715, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15716, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15717, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15718, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15719, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15720, Kenya, A3 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15725, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15726, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15728, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15729, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15730, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15908, Kenya, C22, Cronje Pieter
15909, Kenya, C22, Cronje Pieter
15937, Kenya, A104 Kagio toll , Cronje Pieter
15938, Kenya, A104, Cronje Pieter
15939, Kenya, R104, Cronje Pieter
15940, Kenya, R104 Toll, Cronje Pieter
15941, Kenya, R104 Toll, Cronje Pieter
15950, Kenya, R104, Cronje Pieter
15951, Kenya, C88, Cronje Pieter
15952, Kenya, C88, Cronje Pieter
15956, Kenya, unnamed road, Cronje Pieter
15958, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15962, Kenya, unmarked road, Abedare, Cronje Pieter
15963, Kenya, B5 near Tafaria Hotel, Cronje Pieter
15964, Kenya, unnamed road Abedare, Cronje Pieter
15965, Kenya, unnamed road Abedare, Cronje Pieter
16448, Tanzania, Lerai Forest, Ngorongoro Crater, Cordeiro N
16449, Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater, just outside Lerai Forest , Cordeiro N
16450, Tanzania, outside Karatu (south, on coffee farm) , Cordeiro N
17650, Kenya, Kasarani near Sportsview hotel, Cronje Pieter
17654, Kenya, Kasarani near Sportsview hotel, Cronje Pieter
17656, Kenya, Kasarani Mwiki rd, Cronje Pieter
17668, Kenya, Kaserani, Icipi rd , Cronje Pieter
17669, Kenya, Kaserani, Icipi rd , Cronje Pieter
17691, Kenya, Kaserani, Next to A2, Cronje Pieter
17848, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, , Cronje Pieter
17854, Kenya, Kaserani, Icipi rd , Cronje Pieter
17860, Kenya, Moi National Sport Centre, Kaserani, Cronje Pieter
17861, Kenya, Moi National Sport Centre, Kaserani, Cronje Pieter
17862, Kenya, Moi National Sport Centre, Kaserani, Cronje Pieter
17863, Kenya, Moi National Sport Centre, Kaserani, Cronje Pieter
17894, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, Kaserani , Cronje Pieter
17896, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, Kaserani , Cronje Pieter
18067, Kenya, Kaserani Mwiki road, Cronje Pieter
18069, Kenya, Kaserani Mwiki road, Cronje Pieter
18071, Kenya, Kaserani Mwiki road, Cronje Pieter
18076, Kenya, Kaserani Mwiki road, Cronje Pieter
19131, Kenya, Limuru rd, Cronje Pieter
19248, Kenya, Hells gate National reserve, Cronje Pieter
19405, Kenya, A104 Naivasha-Nairobi rd, Cronje Pieter
19408, Kenya, A104 Naivasha-Nairobi rd, Cronje Pieter
19485, Kenya, Ngong rd, Cronje Pieter
19493, Kenya, Southern Bypass, Cronje Pieter
19494, Kenya, Southern Bypass, Cronje Pieter
19495, Kenya, Southern Bypass, Cronje Pieter
19503, Kenya, Southern bypass, Cronje Pieter
19504, Kenya, Southern bypass, Cronje Pieter
22063, Kenya, Masai Mara the plains around Rhino ridge, de Beer Len ; Sonja de Beer
23386, Kenya, Lukenya Motorcross bar, Cronje Pieter
26793, Kenya, Industrial area near Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Cronje Pieter
27288, Kenya, Olerai Conservancy, Shema Sidney
27415, Kenya, UN Headoffice Gigiri, Cronje Pieter
27416, Kenya, Limuru road , Cronje Pieter
27642, Kenya, Northern Bypass Road, Cronje Pieter
27655, Kenya, UN Recreation Centre, Cronje Pieter
27760, Kenya, United Nations Avenue Gigiri, Cronje Pieter

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 [179] - Discovery [62]: Speke's Weaver (2015-11-18)
Weaver Wednesday [44]: Speke's Weaver (2013-04-17)