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Northern Masked Weaver Ploceus taeniopterus

(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 5610

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 2

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
- - (n=0)colonial, in small groups of up to ten nests or larger colonies with more than 30 nests
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
reed - 1
tree - 1

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Aug-Oct in Sudan, Jul-Nov in DRCongo and May-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
Polygynous
season
Aug-Oct in Sudan, Jul-Nov in DRCongo and May-Sept in Kenya
nsite
supported by vertical stems of reeds, grass or papyrus
nbuild
woven by male, lining probably contributed by female
colsize
colonial, in small groups of up to ten nests or larger colonies with more than 30 nests
clutch
2-3 eggs
eggcolour
sage-green to brown, plain or spotted with brown and red-brown
eggsize
19.7 x 14 mm
incub
incubation by female alone
chicks
feeding of chicks by female alone

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Vm 5610

Vm 5579

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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5579, Congo (DRC), Faradje vicinity, Lang H, Chapin JP
5610, Sudan, Dinder River, Mohd. Hassan El Zakir

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [181] - Discovery [64]: Northern Masked Weaver (2015-12-02)
Weaver Wednesday [71]: Northern Masked Weaver (2013-10-23)