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Chestnut Weaver Ploceus rubiginosus

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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 26743

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 106

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 - 80.4 - 350 (n=60)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 - 58

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
13162725510420030

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 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

Vm 9480

Vm 9478

Vm 9477

Vm 9474

Vm 9470

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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

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)