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Scaly-feathered Finch Sporopipes squamifrons

(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 29491

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 30

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 - 1.7 - 5 (n=22)n/a
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 29

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
111338032341

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 29491

Vm 29448

Vm 29416

Vm 28810

Vm 28476

Vm 28431

Vm 27800

Vm 26220

Vm 25180

Vm 19154

Vm 18491

Vm 16811

Vm 16285

Vm 15560

Vm 14021

Vm 13725

Vm 11844

Vm 11801

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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197, 2,Angola, Side of road, between Cahama and Cunene River, Oschadleus HD; Michael Mills, Ara Monadjem, tree
1542, 2,South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari, veld1 , Oschadleus HD, tree
1543, 1,South Africa, Tswalu Kalahari, veld2 , Oschadleus HD, tree
2772, 4,South Africa, Lemoenspruit, Luckhoff (near Orangeriver), De Swardt D.H., tree
5738, 1,South Africa, Goudkop Safari Lodge, Boshof, De Swardt D.H., tree
6135, 1,South Africa, Mokala National Park, Steenberg L; Aneldi Steenberg, Zuretha Venter, Teresa Smit, tree
7498, 0,South Africa, Off the R359, Augrabies Falls National Park, Rosenthal, Philip, tree
11647, 1,South Africa, Road , Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
11760, 1,South Africa, Bril se Dam farm, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
11761, 4,South Africa, Bril se Dam farm, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
11762, 1,South Africa, Bril se Dam farm, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
11767, 1,South Africa, Bril se Dam farm, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
11801, 1,South Africa, R361 road, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
11844, 1,South Africa, R359 road, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, tree
13725, 5,South Africa, Amakulu Safari, Aletheim, De Swardt Dawie, tree
14021, 2,South Africa, Brinksvlei, Perdeberg area, De Swardt Dawie, tree
15560, 0,Namibia, Vogelstrausskluft Private Game Reserve, Gulliver Heather, tree
16285, 0,South Africa, MZNP, Kleiman PR, tree
16811, 0,South Africa, Polokwane Nature Reserve , Engelbrecht, Derek, tree
18491, 1,South Africa, Bosmansrus, west of Boshof, De Swardt Dawie, tree
19154, 1,South Africa, Klein Papkuil, du Plessis D, tree
25180, 0,South Africa, Soetfontein , Liebenberg Aletta Gesina, tree
26220, 2,South Africa, Brakfontein NR (Armika), De Swardt Dawie; Toby Esplin, tree
27800, 0,South Africa, In Umgeni street next to railway tracks., Grobler Elna, tree
28431, 0,South Africa, 6 Km North-east of Upington, Herselman Tino, tree
28476, 1,Namibia, 1 x nest in lemon tree, Cunningham Peter, tree
28810, 3,South Africa, South of Boyela waterhole, northern Kruger National Park, McKenzie D, tree
29416, 1,South Africa, Hauptsrus, Archer A.M., tree
29448, 0,South Africa, Doornhoek, van Dyk Zenobia,
29491, 1,South Africa, Scandaniawieadrif, Archer A.M., tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday 3 [241] - Range changes [4]: Scaly-feathered Finch (2017-01-25)
Weaver Wednesday [154] - Discovery [37]: Scaly-feathered Finch (2015-05-27)
Weaver Wednesday [7]: Scaly-feathered Finch (2012-08-01)