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Bocage's Weaver Ploceus temporalis

(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 26201

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 15

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
12 - 24.5 - 37 (n=2)Colonial; more than 30 nests at one site and up to 20 in one tree
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 6

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
000101122800

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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Breeding distribution

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Published breeding information

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

bond
Probably polygynous
season
May, Aug and Oct in Angola, Aug-Oct in Zambia
nsite
suspended from branch over water or in elephant grass alongside river
nbuild
no information
colsize
Colonial; more than 30 nests at one site and up to 20 in one tree
clutch
2 eggs (mean in Zambia)
eggcolour
plain sky-blue
eggsize
average size of 20 eggs 23.7 x 15.6 mm (Zambia)
incub
no information
chicks
no information

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 26201

Vm 14705

Vm 12893

Vm 12090

Vm 8413

Vm 2371

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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2371, Zambia, Luakera river , McDougal R
8413, Zambia, Luakera River, 1.1 km upstream of the Chitunta River confluence, Spottiswoode C; Callan Cohen
12090, Zambia, Chitunta Plain; Luakera Stream, Willems, Frank
12893, Angola, Just off the road, Franke, Ursula
14705, Angola, Handa farm, pond, Oschadleus HD
26201, Angola, Kuito dam, Booysen M.
100249, Angola, Luasso, D Maputo
100250, Angola, Cachin Gues, D Sousa
100251, Angola, Cachin Gues, D Sousa
100252, Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto
100253, Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto
100254, Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto
100255, Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto
100256, Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto
100257, Angola, Cachin Gues, J Felisberto

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 [194] - Discovery [77]: Bocage's Weaver (2016-03-02)
Weaver Wednesday [68]: Bocage's Weaver (2013-10-02)
First PHOWN record for Bocage's Weaver (2012-05-16)