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Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus

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

Vm 29397

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 111

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 - 76.4 - 350 (n=64)highly colonial, e.g. more than 100 trees each held 40-100 nests at site in Namibia
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 63

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
14162725510430042

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Oct in Ethiopia, May in Somalia, May-Jul in Uganda, Apr-Jul (also Nov in N arid region) in Kenya, Mar-Apr in Tanzania, Apr in Angola and Dec-May (mainly Jan-Mar) in Namibia

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 and polygynous
season
Oct in Ethiopia, May in Somalia, May-Jul in Uganda, Apr-Jul (also Nov in N arid region) in Kenya, Mar-Apr in Tanzania, Apr in Angola and Dec-May (mainly Jan-Mar) in Namibia
nsite
generally suspended from tip of branch by cord of grass stems, sometimes several nests suspended one below another, 3-5 m above ground in large tree in open grassland, usually baobab (Adansonia) in Kenya and acacia (Acacia), Albizia or Colophospermum in Namibia
nbuild
tightly woven inside by male, lined with grass seedheads by female
colsize
highly colonial, e.g. more than 100 trees each held 40-100 nests at site in Namibia
clutch
average 3 eggs (Namibia)
eggcolour
pale turquoise-blue, sometimes speckled or scrolled with dark green
eggsize
average size of 20 eggs 22.8 x 15.7 mm (Namibia)
incub
incubation by female, period 11-14 days, hatching staggered, suggesting that incubation starts when first egg laid
chicks
chicks fed by female only, as males have already left colony, nestling period 13-16 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 29397

Vm 29288

Vm 29239

Vm 29211

Vm 29192

Vm 26743

Vm 26239

Vm 26235

Vm 26234

Vm 24123

Vm 22069

Vm 18485

Vm 17322

Vm 17321

Vm 14634

Vm 11318

Vm 9482

Vm 9481

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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10, 0,Namibia, Along road next to Nam Water Corporation, Oschadleus HD; Michael Mills, Ara Monadjem, tree
502, 1,South Africa, Tswala Game Reserve, Archer A.M., tree
556, 200,Namibia, Colony next to B1, 20-30 km N of Windhoek, Oschadleus HD; Neil Thomson, Gudrun Middendorff, tree
914, 0,Namibia, ca. 20kms west of Karibib, Sinclair, Ian, tree
915, 0,Namibia, ca. 22kms west of Karibib, Sinclair, Ian, tree
916, 0,Namibia, ca. 24kms west of Karibib, Sinclair, Ian, tree
919, 0,Namibia, 5kms west of Usakos, Sinclair, Ian, tree
1996, 36,South Africa, Birds of Eden - captive colony, Oschadleus HD, tree
2309, 65,Namibia, 04 Teufelsbach farm, Heiko dam, dry R below dam, Oschadleus HD, tree
2310, 0,Namibia, 05 Teufelsbach farm, Heiko dam, dry R below dam, 2, Oschadleus HD, tree
2312, 0,Namibia, 07 Teufelsbach farm, hills, Oschadleus HD, tree
2313, 103,Namibia, 08 Teufelsbach farm, hills, 2, Oschadleus HD, tree
2314, 0,Namibia, 09 Teufelsbach farm, slope-hills, 3, Oschadleus HD, tree
2315, 112,Namibia, 10 Teufelsbach farm, Neil prev ring, Oschadleus HD, tree
2319, 0,Namibia, 14 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, rhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
2461, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 2, Bohme Hanjo, tree
2462, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 3, Bohme Hanjo, tree
2463, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 4, Bohme Hanjo, tree
2464, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 5, Bohme Hanjo, tree
2465, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 6 , Bohme Hanjo, tree
2466, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 7 , Bohme Hanjo, tree
2470, 0,Namibia, südöstlich von Windhoek auf dem Weg nach Dordabis, 11 , Bohme Hanjo, tree
2476, 6,Eritrea, Mendefera town, Anderson Jason, tree
3738, 0,Namibia, Etosha National Park just south of Okaukuejo, nests on eastern side of road, Thomson, Neil, tree
3739, 0,Namibia, Etosha National Park just south of Okaukuejo, nests on both sides of road, Thomson, Neil, tree
5113, 350,Tanzania, Shambarai swamp edge , Peterson, Daudi, tree
5295, 30,Angola, Savana, dried river bed, Stavrou Chris, tree
5343, 0,Namibia, Solitaire, Wheeler, Marius , tree
6993, 0,Namibia, Windhoek, Mendelsohn, John, tree
8224, 30,Namibia, Klein Windhoek, Cunningham Peter, tree
9111, 100,Namibia, Lake Otjikoto, McFarlane J, tree
9155, 1,South Africa, The kop of Spitskop game reserve, Parker V, tree
9407, 13,Namibia, Opposite to main Nampower turn off. , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9408, 21,Namibia, After and opposite to main Nampower turn off on C23 , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9409, 29,Namibia, Before Bismark river bridge on C23 , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9418, 41,Namibia, Von Bach causeway, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9419, 116,Namibia, Near Von Bach Dam, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9420, 19,Namibia, Near Von Bach Dam, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9421, 40,Namibia, Near Von Bach Dam, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9422, 138,Namibia, Near Von Bach Dam, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9470, 0,Namibia, Sam Njomos garage; 33km from Otavi, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9474, 151,Namibia, B1 Okapuka t/off; 43kms out from Windhoek, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9477, 80,Namibia, Past Feedmore bridge, B1 between Okahandja & Windhoek, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9478, 121,Namibia, On LHS 9km from Okahandja, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9480, 84,Namibia, LHS 9km from Okahandja, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9481, 88,Namibia, LHS 9km from Okahandja, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9482, 64,Namibia, LHS B1 9km from Okahandja, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
11318, 0,Namibia, Spitzkoppe, Graf von Durckheim, Neithard, tree
14634, 7,Namibia, Near Klein-Ais, Archer A.M., tree
17321, 0,Namibia, Colony next to B1, 20-30 km N of Windhoek, Oschadleus HD, tree
17322, 0,Namibia, Colony next to B1, 20-30 km N of Windhoek, Oschadleus HD, tree
18485, 0,Namibia, From airport to Windhoek, Oschadleus HD, tree
22069, 0,South Africa, Spitskop, Vanderwalt, Brian, tree
24123, 200,Namibia, Farm Lichtenburg northwest of Otavi., Cunningham Peter, tree
26234, 23,Namibia, In vicinity of old Rubicon lithium mine., Cunningham Peter, tree
26235, 29,Namibia, In vicinity of old Rubicon lithium mine., Cunningham Peter, tree
26239, 93,Namibia, In vicinity of old Rubicon lithium mine., Cunningham Peter, tree
26743, 53,Namibia, Nests in tree on road between Uhlenhosrt and Dordabis., Cunningham Peter, tree
29192, 2,Namibia, E of Kombat, Cunningham Peter, tree
29211, 0,Namibia, Daan Bekker Street, Olympia, Windhoek, Thomson N, tree
29239, 2,Namibia, Farm Lictenstein Süd/Farm Melrose boundary, Thomson N, tree
29288, 20,Namibia, Farm Kakuse - house, Thomson N, tree
29397, 40,Namibia, Between Duineveld and Nomab Waterholes - Etosha National Park, Thomson N, tree
100113, 50,Namibia, Noah River, Valencia, SWA, Kemp, AC, tree
100114, 0,Namibia, 2217CA, ref 0108, Windhoek, Patten, G et al, 0
100115, 0,Namibia, 2217AC, Ref 022, Brakwater, Patten, G, 0
100116, 0,Namibia, 2216DB, Ref 082, Daan Viljoen, Patten, G, 0
100117, 0,Namibia, 2126Bb, Ref 017, Havana, Patten, G, 0
100118, 0,Namibia, 2016AA, Ref 005, Outjo, Berry, H & C, 0
100119, 0,Namibia, SWA Welwitschia [=Khorixas], Plowes, DHC, 0
100120, 13,Namibia, Windhoek, Daan Viljoen, Clinning, CF, tree
100121, 0,Namibia, Windhoek, Daan Viljoen, Clinning, CF, tree
100122, 0,Namibia, SWA Rehoboth RD, Patten, R, 0
100123, 0,Namibia, Windhoek, SWA, Aris, Patten, R, 0
100124, 40,Namibia, v.d. Merwes Valley, NE Namib Park, Walvis Bay, Jensen, RAC, tree
100125, 10,Namibia, Ameib farm, s. Erongo Mts, approx 20 miles NE of Usakos, Jensen, RAC, tree
100126, 3,Namibia, Ameib farm, s. Erongo Mts, approx 20 miles NE of Usakos, Jensen, RAC, tree
100127, 0,Namibia, Ameib farm, s. Erongo Mts, approx 20 miles NE of Usakos, Jensen, RAC, 0
100128, 45,Namibia, 5 km from Okaukejo on Halali Rd, Clinning, CF, tree
100129, 13,Namibia, Daan Viljoen Game Park, Windhoek District, Clinning, CF, tree
100130, 98,Namibia, Swakopmund, Khomas Hochland Rd to Windhoek, in Trans Mts, 20 Miles from Namib Park E. Boundary, Jensen, RAC, tree
100131, 26,Namibia, Khomas Hochland Road, 20 miles E of Namib Park, Jensen, RAC, 0
100132, 30,Namibia, Khomas Hochland Road, 20 miles E of Namib Park, Jensen, RAC, 0
100133, 115,Namibia, v.d. Merwes Valley, NE Namib Park, Jensen, RAC, tree
100134, 50,Namibia, v.d. Merwes Valley, NE Namib Park, Dean, R, tree
100135, 72,Namibia, Djab, foot of Gamsberg Pass, Jensen, RAC, tree
100136, 36,Namibia, Daan Viljoen Game Park, Windhoek District, Clinning, CF, tree
100137, 80,Namibia, Daan Viljoen Game Park, Windhoek District, Clinning, CF, tree
100138, 60,Namibia, Daan Viljoen Game Park, Windhoek District, Clinning, CF, tree
100139, 80,Namibia, Daan Viljoen Game Park, Windhoek District, Clinning, CF, tree
100140, 0,Namibia, Groot Spitskop, 20 mil NW of Usakos, Jensen, RAC, 0
100141, 15,Namibia, Near Hotsas Hills, E. Namib Desert Park on boundary, Jensen, RAC, tree
100142, 250,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100143, 250,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100144, 170,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100145, 170,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100146, 74,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100147, 74,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100148, 174,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100149, 174,Namibia, Windhoek, aan der teerstrasse nach Okahandja, 25mls, Mittendorf, H O.A., tree
100150, 27,Namibia, 15 miles North on road to Okahandja, Windhoek, Clinning, CF, tree
100258, 0,Angola, R. Numpaca, Mupanda, F. Nobrega, other
200113, 0,Namibia, 20 km north of Windhoek, Middendorff G, tree
200114, 180,Namibia, 20 km north of Windhoek, Thomson N; Middendorff G, tree
200168, 0,Namibia, 15 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, lhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
200169, 0,Namibia, 16 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, lhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
200170, 0,Namibia, 17 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, lhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
200171, 0,Namibia, 18 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, rhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
200172, 0,Namibia, 19 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, rhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
200173, 0,Namibia, 20 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, lhs, Oschadleus HD, tree
200174, 0,Namibia, 21 B1 nr Teufelsbach-Windhoek, rhs, c40km from Wdh, Oschadleus HD, tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday 3 [262] - Range changes [25]: Chestnut Weaver (2017-06-21)
Weaver Wednesday [161] - Discovery [44]: Chestnut Weaver (2015-07-15)
Chestnut Weaver at Upington (2014-03-18)
Weaver Wednesday [26]: Chestnut Weaver (2012-12-12)
Largest flock of ringed juvenile Chestnut Weavers (2012-05-23)
Weavers from Plett to PE (2012-03-17)
Chestnut Weaver breeding records (2011-02-07)