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Yellow-mantled Weaver Ploceus tricolor

(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 13820

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 3

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
5 - 6.5 - 8 (n=2)Colonial, with up to 50 nests together colonies in Liberia held average of 11 nests); one colony of 500 nests reported from Ghana
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 3

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Mar in Guinea, Oct in Liberia, Aug-Oct in Ghana, Oct-Mar in Nigeria, Sept-Mar in Gabon, Feb in Angola; in DRCongo, Jun-Oct in N, Jan-Jun in Kivu, Jun-Jul in C forest and Jan-Feb in Itombwe; May-Oct in Uganda

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
Monogamous
season
Mar in Guinea, Oct in Liberia, Aug-Oct in Ghana, Oct-Mar in Nigeria, Sept-Mar in Gabon, Feb in Angola; in DRCongo, Jun-Oct in N, Jan-Jun in Kivu, Jun-Jul in C forest and Jan-Feb in Itombwe; May-Oct in Uganda
nsite
suspended 20-50 m above ground (in Nigeria mean l6 m) at end of thin branch; in Gabon nests in same trees, often introduced cabbage-palm (Livistona australis)
nbuild
no information
colsize
Colonial, with up to 50 nests together colonies in Liberia held average of 11 nests); one colony of 500 nests reported from Ghana
clutch
2 eggs
eggcolour
white or plain blue
eggsize
size 23 x 1 6 mm
incub
no information on incubation period
chicks
no information on nestling period

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 13820

Vm 5873

Vm 5336

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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5336, Ghana, Kakum Forest Canopy Walkway, Davies J
5873, Ghana, Forest path near third stream crossing from village to Wli waterfall, Oschadleus HD
13820, Nigeria, Ibadan, Leventis, T

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [175] - Discovery [58]: Yellow-mantled Weaver (2015-10-21)
Weaver Wednesday [54]: Yellow-mantled Weaver (2013-06-26)