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Baglafecht Weaver Ploceus baglafecht

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PHOWN priorities: none yet

Most recent PHOWN record for this species (recent thumbnails and full species listing at end of this web page):

Vm 26795

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 135

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 - 3.5 - 25 (n=119)Solitary nester, usually highly territorial, but sometimes two pairs nest in same area; will build several nests at one site
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
other - 1
tree - 131

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
10336211000166375

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Aug-Nov in Cameroon; in DRCongo, Mar-Jun in Kivu, May in Ituri and Aug-Oct in Uele; Jul and Nov in Sudan, Mar-Oct (possibly also Jan-Feb) in Ethiopia, Dec in Rwanda; in Uganda, Oct-May in Kampala area and reports in Aug and Jun-Jul on Mt Elgon; peak Apr-Jun (and in Nairobi area all months except Aug) in Kenya, and all months except Aug-Sept at Arusha in Tanzania; Oct-Dec in Zambia and Oct-Feb in Malawi

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
Aug-Nov in Cameroon; in DRCongo, Mar-Jun in Kivu, May in Ituri and Aug-Oct in Uele; Jul and Nov in Sudan, Mar-Oct (possibly also Jan-Feb) in Ethiopia, Dec in Rwanda; in Uganda, Oct-May in Kampala area and reports in Aug and Jun-Jul on Mt Elgon; peak Apr-Jun (and in Nairobi area all months except Aug) in Kenya, and all months except Aug-Sept at Arusha in Tanzania; Oct-Dec in Zambia and Oct-Feb in Malawi
nsite
1.8-10 m (mostly 3-6 m) above ground, suspended by grass stems looped around branch, or attached to banana leaves with supporting loops threaded through leaf blades, often in acacia (Acacia), sometimes in palm or even in exotic pine (Pinus) or eucalypt (Eucalyptus)
nbuild
woven by male, female may accompany male and help to select nest-site but does not contribute to building (although captive female did assist male at this stage); later nest lined by both male and female
colsize
Solitary nester, usually highly territorial, but sometimes two pairs nest in same area; will build several nests at one site
clutch
1-3 eggs
eggcolour
of two types, blue-green and either plain or blotched with dark brown (especially at thicker end), or white to pinkish, evenly covered with reddish-brown spots and blotches
eggsize
average size of twelve eggs 21.2 x 15.1 mm (Ethiopia)
incub
incubation by female only, male often perched nearby, period 11-12 days, in estimated at 15 days
chicks
chicks initially fed by female alone, from fourth day also by male, period 15-17 days, in captivity 17-19 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 26795

Vm 26748

Vm 26747

Vm 26746

Vm 25230

Vm 25061

Vm 19506

Vm 19502

Vm 19500

Vm 19498

Vm 19496

Vm 19491

Vm 19490

Vm 19482

Vm 19480

Vm 19414

Vm 19412

Vm 19406

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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24, Rwanda, house in town, Cyuve Sector, Claassen, Marcell
2390, Tanzania, Simba Farm, Beale C; Victoria Beale
2392, Kenya, Veld next to Limuru road, Oschadleus HD
2436, Tanzania, Marangu Hotel grounds, Eggert Ron
2444, Tanzania, Marangu Hotel grounds, Eggert Ron
2445, Tanzania, Marangu Hotel grounds, Eggert Ron
2477, Rwanda, Kibungo town, Anderson Jason
2891, Kenya, Kenya Prison Training College outside Nairobi , Cronje Pieter
2903, Kenya, Winsor Golf and Country Estate, Cronje Pieter
2919, Kenya, Nothern Bypass near Winsor Golf Estate, Cronje Pieter
2920, Kenya, Nothern Bypass near Winsor Golf Estate, Cronje Pieter
3157, Kenya, Prison Training College Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
3481, Kenya, National museums of Kenya, headquarter, Chesire Dominic; Colin Jackson
3820, Tanzania, Opp Meru House Inn, Sokoine Rd , Oschadleus HD
5047, Ethiopia, W side of Algeria st, Heerklotz Heiko
5578, Kenya, Greater Rift Valley Lodge next to Lake Naivasha, Cronje Pieter
5585, Kenya, Great Rigt Valley Lodge and Golf Estate, Cronje Pieter
5586, Kenya, Greater Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Estate, Cronje Pieter
5592, Kenya, Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Estate, Cronje Pieter
5593, Kenya, Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Estate, Cronje Pieter
5728, Kenya, Winsor Golf and Country Estate, Marurui, Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
5729, Kenya, Winsor Golf and Country Estate, Marurui, Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
5780, Kenya, Next to Lake Naivasha Close to Fish Eagle Inn next to Moi South Lake road, Cronje Pieter
5781, Kenya, Next to Lake Naivasha, Cronje Pieter
5823, Kenya, Fish Eagle Inn next to Moi South Lake road, Cronje Pieter
5846, Kenya, Hells gate National Reserve near Olkaria I Power plant, Cronje Pieter
5858, Kenya, Crater lake national Park, Cronje Pieter
5892, Kenya, Fish Eagle Inn next to Lake Naivasha close to Moi South Lake road, Cronje Pieter
5902, Kenya, Hells gate National Park close to the Olkarai gate on the Olkarai route, Cronje Pieter
7415, Kenya, Kenya Red Cross Society, Red Cross Road off Popo Road, Cronje Pieter
7416, Kenya, opposite Kenya Red Cross Society, Red Cross Road off Popo Road, Cronje Pieter
7420, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
7656, Kenya, Redd Cross road Road off Mombassa road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7667, Kenya, Sore road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7668, Kenya, Plainsview road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7679, Kenya, Plainsview road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7680, Kenya, Kilifi Close off Plainsview road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7685, Kenya, Popo Road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
7686, Kenya, Popo Road Nairobi Kenya, Cronje Pieter
8893, Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park, Clark, D
11514, Kenya, Mombassa R104 Road Nairobi, Cronje Pieter
11559, Kenya, Limuru road Nairobi near Aga Khan University Hospital, Cronje Pieter
14095, Kenya, Southern bypass next to Nairobi National Park, Cronje Pieter
14106, Kenya, Akila street, Cronje Pieter
14107, Kenya, Akila street, Cronje Pieter
14110, Kenya, Akila street, Cronje Pieter
14118, Kenya, End of Red Cross Road off Popo Road , Cronje Pieter
14146, Kenya, Nairobi South, unnamed road, Cronje Pieter
14157, Kenya, Nairobi South, unknown road, Cronje Pieter
14173, Kenya, Nairobi South, unknown road , Cronje Pieter
14174, Kenya, Nairobi South, unknown road , Cronje Pieter
14175, Kenya, Nairobi South, unknown road , Cronje Pieter
14176, Kenya, Nairobi South, unknown road , Cronje Pieter
14179, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road , Cronje Pieter
14185, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road Ole Serini Hotel, Cronje Pieter
14186, Kenya, Nairobi South, Mombasa road Ole Serini Hotel, Cronje Pieter
14336, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14339, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14342, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14343, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14344, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14345, Kenya, Mombasa road, Cronje Pieter
14348, Kenya, Alternative road, Cronje Pieter
14350, Kenya, Muhoho ave, Cronje Pieter
14351, Kenya, Unknown road, Cronje Pieter
14353, Kenya, Unknown road, Cronje Pieter
14356, Kenya, unmarked road, Cronje Pieter
14366, Kenya, Enterprise road, Cronje Pieter
14650, Ethiopia, Garden of the Goba Robe Hotel, Robe town, Oromia Region , Ndung'u, James Kuria
15299, Kenya, road behind Quaribu Hotel next to Wayaki Way in Loresho, Cronje Pieter
15346, Kenya, Unnamed road Loresho, Cronje Pieter
15347, Kenya, Unnamed road Loresho, Cronje Pieter
15348, Kenya, Loresho Kenya National Agricultural Research Institute, Cronje Pieter
15349, Kenya, Loresho Kenya National Agricultural Research Institute, Cronje Pieter
15350, Kenya, Loresho Kenya National Agricultural Research Institute, Cronje Pieter
15352, Kenya, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15356, Kenya, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15359, Kenya, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15362, Kenya, Next to Wayaki way, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15363, Kenya, Next to Wayaki way, Kenya National Agricultural Institute, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15366, Kenya, Next to Wayaki way, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15368, Kenya, Unknown road next to Waiyaki way, Loresho , Cronje Pieter
15390, Kenya, A2 Thika Highway, Cronje Pieter
15477, Kenya, A2 Thika Highway, Cronje Pieter
15555, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15599, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15623, Kenya, A2, Cronje Pieter
15658, Kenya, B5 Nyeri-Nyahururu road, Cronje Pieter
15670, Kenya, Moi S Lake road, Cronje Pieter
15705, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road , Cronje Pieter
15708, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road , Cronje Pieter
15709, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road , Cronje Pieter
15710, Kenya, A2 Nyeri-Nanyuki road, Cronje Pieter
15910, Kenya, C22, Cronje Pieter
15934, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15935, Kenya, C77, Cronje Pieter
15942, Kenya, R104, Cronje Pieter
15954, Kenya, unmarked road, Cronje Pieter
15955, Kenya, unmarked road, Cronje Pieter
15957, Kenya, unnamed road in the Abedares, Cronje Pieter
16065, Kenya, unmarked road, Cronje Pieter
17659, Kenya, Kasarani, Icipi rd, Cronje Pieter
17666, Kenya, Kaserani, Icipi rd , Cronje Pieter
17679, Kenya, Kaserani Near Sportsview Hotel, Cronje Pieter
17680, Kenya, Kaserani Near Sportsview Hotel, Cronje Pieter
17811, Kenya, Kamiti Prison Complex, Cronje Pieter
17843, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, , Cronje Pieter
17845, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, , Cronje Pieter
17847, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, , Cronje Pieter
17866, Kenya, Moi National Sport Centre, Kaserani, Cronje Pieter
17895, Kenya, Moi International Sport Center, Kaserani , Cronje Pieter
18065, Kenya, Kaserani Mwiki road, Cronje Pieter
18066, Kenya, Kaserani Mwiki road, Cronje Pieter
19240, Kenya, Chui lodge, Cronje Pieter
19249, Kenya, Simba Lodge, Cronje Pieter
19250, Kenya, Naivasha Country Club, Cronje Pieter
19253, Kenya, Carnelleys , Cronje Pieter
19406, Kenya, A104 Naivasha-Nairobi rd, Cronje Pieter
19412, Kenya, Limuru rd, Cronje Pieter
19414, Kenya, Ngecha rd, Cronje Pieter
19480, Kenya, Karen RHino Park Close, Cronje Pieter
19482, Kenya, Karen Dagoretti rd, Cronje Pieter
19490, Kenya, Southern Bypass, Cronje Pieter
19491, Kenya, Southern Bypass, Cronje Pieter
19496, Kenya, Mombasa rd, Cronje Pieter
19498, Kenya, Dagoretti rd Karen, Cronje Pieter
19500, Kenya, Dagoretti rd Karen, Cronje Pieter
19502, Kenya, Southern bypass, Cronje Pieter
19506, Kenya, Southern bypass, Cronje Pieter
25061, Ethiopia, Next to highway 4 , Ford, Mike
25230, Tanzania, Opp Meru House Inn, Sokoine Rd, Oschadleus HD
26746, Nigeria, Okpazange village Obudu Cattle Ranch , Eyos Kevin
26747, Nigeria, Okpazange village Obudu Cattle Ranch , Eyos Kevin
26748, Nigeria, Okpazange village Obudu Cattle Ranch , Eyos Kevin
26795, Kenya, Industrial area near Jomo Kenyatta Airport, 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 [140] - Discovery [23]: Baglafecht Weaver (2015-02-17)
Weaver Wednesday [99]: Baglafecht Weaver (2014-05-07)
PAPER: Predation by Vervet Monkey (2013-07-22)