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Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus

(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 26687

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 48

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 - 11.3 - 70 (n=41)usually colonial, with up to 60 nests in single tree and more than 200 in some colonies
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
other - 2
tree - 46

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
1211709064440

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
May-Sept in Pakistan, Apr-Oct in India (local variation depending on monsoon rainfall, while timing of male sexual development is influenced by seasonal changes in daylength), Mar-Apr and Aug-Sept in Sri Lanka; mainly Dec-Jun in SE Asia, but Jun-Aug in Myanmar, Apr-May in S Laos; Mar-May in Java

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
Polygynous, with 3-5 females per male
season
May-Sept in Pakistan, Apr-Oct in India (local variation depending on monsoon rainfall, while timing of male sexual development is influenced by seasonal changes in daylength), Mar-Apr and Aug-Sept in Sri Lanka; mainly Dec-Jun in SE Asia, but Jun-Aug in Myanmar, Apr-May in S Laos; Mar-May in Java
nsite
placed 2-30 m above ground or water, more than 35 tree and plant species (including mangroves and cycads) used, and in plantations selects open areas where canopy not too dense; in Rajasthan (W India) favours Acacia nilotica as nest-site, elsewhere mostly single nests in Acacia arabica though some of latter held 2-19 nests; often nests close to human habitation, with colonies regulary sited in or overhanging irrigation wells, rarely on house eaves or on power or telephone lines (nests on wires generally lack entrance tunnel)
nbuild
woven by male, female sometimes participating by bringing lining material
colsize
usually colonial, with up to 60 nests in single tree and more than 200 in some colonies
clutch
2-5 eggs, most commonly 3 (regionally vuiable)
eggcolour
white
eggsize
average size of 100 eggs 20.3 x 14.5 mm (India)
incub
incubation by female, period 14-15 days
chicks
chicks fed primarily by female, some males assist in later stages (adults may feed through opening direct to nest-bowl, not entering through tunnel each time), nestling period typically c. 16 days (13-23 days reported); fledglings fed by both sexes, for up to 14 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 26687

Vm 26686

Vm 26685

Vm 26682

Vm 26669

Vm 26668

Vm 26667

Vm 26666

Vm 26345

Vm 26261

Vm 25744

Vm 25512

Vm 25511

Vm 25510

Vm 25509

Vm 25508

Vm 25506

Vm 25505

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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865, Bhutan, SE Bhutan, just below the township of Deothang, 26 deg 51\' 40.54\" N, 91 deg 28\' 28.75\" E , Bishop, David
2499, Thailand, swampy area South of Bangkok , Gerrans, Colin
2825, Malaysia, Langkawi, resort, James M
5189, Thailand, Near the Town of Thale Noi , Gerrans, Colin; R Coetsee
7007, Bangladesh, Coconut Palm tree next to the water/ ricy paddy near the old city of Panam , Cronje Pieter
7008, Bangladesh, Coconut Palm tree next to the water/ ricy paddy near the old city of Panam , Cronje Pieter
7009, Bangladesh, Palm tree next to a copy of the Taj Mahal (Banglar Taj Mahal) next to the Mahajampur road, Cronje Pieter
7010, Bangladesh, Palm tree on a rice paddy in a small village close to Madanpur next to the Bostail-Mandanpur highway, Cronje Pieter
7058, Bangladesh, Depuil village Palm tree next to a pond in the village, Cronje Pieter; Firoz -Photographer
7077, Bangladesh, Dist: Dhaka, Police Station: Dohar, Village: Mohammadpur., Cronje Pieter
11899, Malaysia, Ex-mining pond; open grassland, Ooi, Beng Yean
15759, India, Corbett NP, Steen L.
16773, Cambodia, Next to the Mekong river near Koh Tasuy, Cronje Pieter
16774, Cambodia, Next to the Mekong river near Koh Tasuy, Cronje Pieter
16775, Cambodia, Close to Mekong river near Koh Tasuy, Cronje Pieter; Photographer Chhay Menghor
16776, Cambodia, Close to Mekong river near Koh Tasuy, Cronje Pieter; Photographer Chhay Menghor
16785, Thailand, Area between Sky train and Motorway 7 near Bangkok Suvanrnabhumi Airport, Cronje Pieter
16786, Thailand, Area between Sky train and Motorway 7 near Bangkok Suvanrnabhumi Airport, Cronje Pieter
18518, India, Tilak Nagar, Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Anil Tripathi
18519, India, Tilak Nagar, Bhilwara (Rajasthan), Anil Tripathi
18529, India, Bhandup Pumping Station, Dilip Gupta
18968, Thailand, Petchaburi ricefields, Steen L.
25379, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25380, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25381, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25382, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25383, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25384, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25385, India, Yamuna Express Highway (Agra - New Delhi Toll road), Cronje Pieter
25504, India, 44 Highway, Cronje Pieter
25505, India, AH 1 (44) Highway near New Delhi - Haryana Border, Cronje Pieter
25506, India, AH 1 (44) Highway near New Delhi - Haryana Border, Cronje Pieter
25508, India, Fields near Noor Mahal Hotel Karnal, Cronje Pieter
25509, India, Fields near Noor Mahal Hotel Karnal, Cronje Pieter
25510, India, Fields near Noor Mahal Hotel Karnal, Cronje Pieter
25511, India, Fields near Noor Mahal Hotel Karnal, Cronje Pieter
25512, India, Fields near Noor Mahal Hotel Karnal, Cronje Pieter
25744, other, Jammu-Delhi rd, Cronje Pieter
26261, India, Van Vihar National Park, Cronje Pieter
26345, other, Halidi Dam road, Cronje Pieter
26666, other, Chandigarh Airport, Cronje Pieter
26667, other, IT City Road from Chandigarh International Airport to the City, Cronje Pieter
26668, other, IT City Road from Chandigarh International Airport to the City, Cronje Pieter
26669, other, IT City Road from Chandigarh International Airport to the City, Cronje Pieter
26682, other, State Highway 5 between Ludhiana-Chandigarh, Cronje Pieter
26685, other, Daksihn Marg, Cronje Pieter
26686, other, Daksihn Marg, Cronje Pieter
26687, other, Daksihn Marg, Cronje Pieter

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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First PHOWN record from Cambodia (2015-06-21)
Weaver Wednesday [125] - Discovery [8]: Baya Weaver (2014-11-05)
Weaver Wednesday [97]: Baya Weaver (2014-04-23)
Decline of Baya Weavers in Bangladesh (2013-08-30)
First PHOWN records from Bangladesh (2013-08-25)