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Bocage's Weaver Ploceus temporalis(species text)
PHOWN priorities: none yet
No of records in PHOWN for this species: 16
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|
|12 - 33.0 - 50 (n=3)||Colonial; more than 30 nests at one site and up to 20 in one tree|
Nest siteType of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
|tree - 7|
PHOWN Records per month for this species
|Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15||May, Aug and Oct in Angola, Aug-Oct in Zambia|
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.
May, Aug and Oct in Angola, Aug-Oct in Zambia
suspended from branch over water or in elephant grass alongside river
Colonial; more than 30 nests at one site and up to 20 in one tree
2 eggs (mean in Zambia)
average size of 20 eggs 23.7 x 15.6 mm (Zambia)
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2371, 0,Zambia, Luakera river , McDougal R, tree
8413, 12,Zambia, Luakera River, 1.1 km upstream of the Chitunta River confluence, Spottiswoode C; Callan Cohen, tree
12090, 0,Zambia, Chitunta Plain; Luakera Stream, Willems, Frank , tree
12893, 0,Angola, Just off the road, Franke, Ursula , tree
14705, 37,Angola, Handa farm, pond, Oschadleus HD, tree
26201, 0,Angola, Kuito dam, Booysen M., tree
29114, 50,Zambia, Chitunta Plains, Oschadleus HD, tree
100249, 0,Angola, Luasso, D Maputo, tree
100250, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, D Sousa, tree
100251, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, D Sousa, tree
100252, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto, tree
100253, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto, tree
100254, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto, tree
100255, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto, tree
100256, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto, other
100257, 0,Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto, tree
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).
Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Bocage's Weaver (2016-03-02)
Weaver Wednesday : Bocage's Weaver (2013-10-02)
First PHOWN record for Bocage's Weaver (2012-05-16)