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Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver Bubalornis niger

(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 29193

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 1439

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 - 2.8 - 32 (n=1298)up to 13 nest-chambers
Compare colony sizes of different weaver species with this species here.

Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
man-made - 170
other - 1
tree - 1268

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2421682915641250777834511465

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
mainly Mar-Jun in E Africa; Sept-Apr in S Africa; scattered records in other months; may be double-brooded

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
Read more about these figures here.

Breeding distribution

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