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Scaly-feathered Finch Sporopipes squamifrons

PHOWN priorities: none yet

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

Vm 7498

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 7

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 - 1.8 - 4 (n=6)n/a
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 7

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
at any time of year when conditions favourable; peak months Feb-Mar in Zambia, Dec-Apr in Botswana, Jan-Mar in Zimbabwe and Jan-Jun in South 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, at least within a breeding season
season
at any time of year when conditions favourable; peak months Feb-Mar in Zambia, Dec-Apr in Botswana, Jan-Mar in Zimbabwe and Jan-Jun in South Africa
nsite
placed in tree and usually 1-4 m above ground up to 6 m in tall tree; sometimes roofs over old cup-nest of shrike (Laniidae) or flycatcher (Muscicapidae), or utilizes old nest of another weaver, e.g. Ploceus velatus
nbuild
ln captivity, female built nest while male brought material
colsize
n/a
clutch
3-5
eggcolour
greenish, bluish or pale cream, densely freckled with grey to brownish
eggsize
average size 15.7 x 11.3 mm (106 eggs from South Africa)
incub
incubation by female alone, period 10-12 days
chicks
chicks fed by both sexes, nestling period 14-18 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 7498

Vm 6135

Vm 5738

Vm 2772

Vm 1543

Vm 1542

Vm 197

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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197, Angola, Side of road, between Cahama and Cunene River, Oschadleus HD; Michael Mills, Ara Monadjem
1542, South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari, veld1 , Oschadleus HD
1543, South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari, veld2 , Oschadleus HD
2772, South Africa, Lemoenspruit, Luckhoff (near Orangeriver), De Swardt D.H.
5738, South Africa, Goudkop Safari Lodge, Boshof, De Swardt D.H.
6135, South Africa, Mokala National Park, Steenberg L; Aneldi Steenberg, Zuretha Venter, Teresa Smit
7498, South Africa, Off the R359, Augrabies Falls National Park, Rosenthal, Philip

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [7]: Scaly-feathered Finch (2012-08-01)