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Grey-headed Social Weaver Pseudonigrita arnaudi

(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 28567

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 160

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
1 - 15.7 - 145 (n=150)up to 157 nests, some in fused mases, in single tree
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 160

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0121112513012050

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
in all months; peak Aug-Dec in Sudan and Mar-May in Ethiopia and E Africa

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; sometimes co-operative breeder, e.g. 25-30% of nests at a Kenyan colony had helpers. Colonial
season
in all months; peak Aug-Dec in Sudan and Mar-May in Ethiopia and E Africa
nsite
attached to thin branches, often of ant-gall acacia (Acacia drepanolobium), sometimes in other acacias (A. mellifera, A. senegala, A. tortilis)
nbuild
Nest built by both sexes
colsize
up to 157 nests, some in fused mases, in single tree
clutch
3-4
eggcolour
greenish or blue-white, often plain white with fine olive or black specks concentrated at thick end, sometimes heavily blotched olive-brown and ash-grey
eggsize
average size of six eggs 19 x 14 mm (Kenya)
incub
incubation by both parents (in captivity, 70% of work by female), period 13-14 days
chicks
young fed by both parents and by helpers,latter predominantly males (which contribute most when food demand by chicks greatest), nestling period 20 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 28567

Vm 28042

Vm 27988

Vm 27418

Vm 23385

Vm 23384

Vm 23294

Vm 23293

Vm 23290

Vm 23289

Vm 23288

Vm 23282

Vm 23021

Vm 22960

Vm 22959

Vm 22957

Vm 22060

Vm 14117

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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715, 9,Ethiopia, just outside the town of Yabello on the way to Dubuluk and eventually Kenia, Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, Abiye Dagne, tree
2638, 30,Kenya, Oltepesi on Road to Lake Magadi , Steen Lia, tree
2645, 0,Kenya, Oltepesi, Kenya, Steen Lia, tree
3153, 1,Kenya, Mara River Catchment Area- Bridge over river near Tanzania Border, Cronje Pieter, tree
3154, 46,Kenya, Mara River Catchment Area- Bridge over river near Tanz. Border, Cronje Pieter, tree
3160, 26,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3162, 17,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3163, 14,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3164, 7,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3165, 0,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanz. Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3167, 6,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3168, 5,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3169, 5,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3170, 4,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanzania Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
3172, 3,Kenya, Bridge between Kenya and Tanz. Mara Catchment area Masai Mara National reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
5247, 5,Tanzania, Seronera, Serengeti NP, Harris Ann, tree
5311, 5,Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Harris Ann, tree
5656, 8,Tanzania, Nyamabi thickets, Grumeti Reserves, Serengeti, Harris Ann, tree
7429, 0,Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter, tree
11325, 1,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11326, 7,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11327, 6,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11328, 12,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11329, 15,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11330, 7,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11332, 6,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11333, 1,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11334, 24,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11335, 5,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11336, 7,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11337, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11338, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11339, 7,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11340, 9,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11341, 36,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11342, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11343, 2,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11344, 11,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11345, 45,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11346, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11347, 2,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11348, 2,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11349, 12,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11350, 45,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11351, 0,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Machakos County, Kenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
11365, 7,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11366, 15,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11367, 3,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11368, 0,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11369, 22,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11370, 3,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11371, 30,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11372, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11373, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11374, 8,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11375, 24,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11376, 15,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11377, 35,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11378, 15,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11379, 14,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11380, 1,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11381, 1,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11382, 15,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11383, 1,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11384, 35,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11385, 25,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11386, 6,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11387, 3,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11388, 25,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11389, 3,Kenya, Manzooni Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11417, 8,Kenya, A 109 Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11418, 1,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11419, 100,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11425, 80,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11426, 75,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11427, 20,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11428, 8,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11429, 13,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11430, 2,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11431, 50,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11432, 20,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11433, 7,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11434, 145,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11435, 1,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11436, 12,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11437, 4,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11438, 2,Kenya, Maanzoni Lodge Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11439, 110,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11440, 20,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11441, 18,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11442, 18,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11443, 9,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11444, 13,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11446, 6,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11447, 2,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11448, 10,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11449, 8,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11450, 15,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11451, 15,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11452, 100,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11453, 10,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11454, 16,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11455, 12,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11456, 25,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11458, 13,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11459, 6,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11460, 7,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11461, 1,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11462, 25,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11463, 70,Kenya, A 109 Mombasa road, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11464, 0,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11465, 20,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11466, 6,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11467, 22,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11468, 3,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11469, 4,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11470, 11,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11471, 4,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11472, 4,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11473, 15,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11474, 11,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11475, 7,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11476, 12,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11477, 5,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11478, 9,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11481, 11,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11482, 12,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11483, 15,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11484, 15,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11485, 35,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11488, 5,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11489, 6,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11490, 7,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11491, 5,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11492, 9,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11493, 9,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11494, 8,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11495, 6,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11496, 9,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River, Cronje Pieter, tree
11498, 9,Kenya, A 109 Mombassa Highway, Athi River Mlolongo Weigh Bridge, Cronje Pieter, tree
11502, 7,Kenya, Unhuru road A104, Cronje Pieter, tree
14114, 34,Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter, tree
14117, 8,Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter, tree
22060, 0,Kenya, Windy lane, de Beer Len ; Sonja de Beer, tree
22957, 10,Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter, tree
22959, 22,Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter, tree
22960, 28,Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter, tree
23021, 8,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23282, 7,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23288, 2,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23289, 12,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23290, 3,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23293, 12,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23294, 3,Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter, tree
23384, 8,Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter, tree
23385, 5,Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter, tree
27418, 0,Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter, tree
27988, 15,Kenya, Olmeut village, Cronje Pieter, tree
28042, 0,Kenya, Olmeut village, Cronje Pieter, tree
28567, 0,Ethiopia, Yabello area, Booysen M., tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [173] - Discovery [56]: Grey-headed Social Weaver (2015-10-07)
Weaver Wednesday [25]: Grey-headed Social Weaver (2012-12-05)