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Speckle-fronted Weaver Sporopipes frontalis

(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 23018

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 8

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 - 9.9 - 35 (n=8)n/a
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 8

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
001012201010

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Sept-Dec over much of range, sometimes until Feb/Mar; breeding recorded also Apr-May in Ethiopia, May-Jul in Kenya and May-Aug in Tanzania; in W Africa breeding reported both in wet season and at height of dry season

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; unclear if long-term pair-bond
season
Sept-Dec over much of range, sometimes until Feb/Mar; breeding recorded also Apr-May in Ethiopia, May-Jul in Kenya and May-Aug in Tanzania; in W Africa breeding reported both in wet season and at height of dry season
nsite
placed 2-6 m above ground in shrub or tree
nbuild
n/a
colsize
n/a
clutch
2-4
eggcolour
pale grey mottled with darker markings, giving impression of dark brown ground colour
eggsize
size 17.5 x 12.5 mm (Sudan)
incub
in captivity, incubation by female only, period not recorded
chicks
chicks fed by both sexes (by regurgitation of crushed seeds)

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 23018

Vm 22961

Vm 17857

Vm 5721

Vm 5674

Vm 5658

Vm 5246

Vm 3816

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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3816, Tanzania, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann
5246, Tanzania, Seronera, Serengeti NP, Harris Ann
5658, Tanzania, Sasakwa Dam, Sasakwa Plains, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann
5674, Tanzania, Sasakwa Dam, Sasakwa Plains, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann
5721, Tanzania, Sasakwa Dam, Sasakwa Plains, Grumeti Reserves, Harris Ann
17857, Kenya, Nairobi National Park, Cronje Pieter
22961, Kenya, Lukenya Getaway, Cronje Pieter
23018, Kenya, Lukenya, Cronje Pieter

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 [138] - Discovery [21]: Speckle-fronted Weaver (2015-02-04)
Weaver Wednesday [43]: Speckle-fronted Weaver (2013-04-10)
First PHOWN record for Speckle-fronted Weaver (2012-11-10)