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Eastern Golden Weaver Ploceus subaureus

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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 29360

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 216

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 - 28.1 - 320 (n=116)Colonial; in reedbeds seldom more than 50 nests together, but 150 nests in tamarind tree (Tamarindus) on Zanzibar
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
other - 4
reed - 167
tree - 38

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
171563025613253886

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Oct-Feb in Malawi; in Mozmbique, Apr in C region and Sept-Feb in S; Sept-Feb 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
Probably polygynous
season
Oct-Feb in Malawi; in Mozmbique, Apr in C region and Sept-Feb in S; Sept-Feb in South Africa
nsite
1-2 m above ground or water and often attached to a single reed stem on one side, sometimes supported by a reed on each side, or suspended from low bush, but on Zanzibar nests up to 9 m above ground in tall tamarind or coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)
nbuild
no information
colsize
Colonial; in reedbeds seldom more than 50 nests together, but 150 nests in tamarind tree (Tamarindus) on Zanzibar
clutch
2-3 eggs (South Africa)
eggcolour
plain white, creamy or pale blue, or marked with darker spots
eggsize
average size of 53 eggs 23 x 15.1 mm (South Africa)
incub
incubation by female, period not recorded
chicks
nestling period 19-22 days in captivity

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Vm 29360

Vm 29253

Vm 29248

Vm 29235

Vm 29207

Vm 29196

Vm 29166

Vm 29138

Vm 29126

Vm 29057

Vm 28950

Vm 28852

Vm 28560

Vm 28547

Vm 28362

Vm 28360

Vm 28255

Vm 28254

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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12, 4,South Africa, Empisini NR, pond, Oschadleus HD, reed
13, 40,South Africa, Empisini NR, pond, Oschadleus HD, reed
331, 0,South Africa, Futululu dam, Oschadleus HD, reed
335, 60,South Africa, Bonamanzi, croc pool, Oschadleus HD; Barry Taylor, Graham Grieve, Cliff Wright, Gert Opperman , reed
339, 0,South Africa, Bonamanzi, croc pool, opp side, Oschadleus HD; Barry Taylor, Graham Grieve, Cliff Wright, Gert Opperman , reed
340, 19,South Africa, Bonamanzi, croc pool, near opp side, Oschadleus HD; Barry Taylor, Graham Grieve, Cliff Wright, Gert Opperman , reed
344, 56,South Africa, St Lucia sewage works, Oschadleus HD; Cliff Wright, reed
346, 41,South Africa, Twinstreams/Mondi, Hudley Station, main, Oschadleus HD; Graham Grieve, Carol Milan, Sakkie, Junior, reed
347, 13,South Africa, Twinstreams/Mondi, Hudley Station, LHS, Oschadleus HD; Graham Grieve, Carol Milan, Sakkie, Junior, reed
355, 64,South Africa, Sappi, path, Oschadleus HD; Chris Macdonald, Graham Grieve, Cliff Wright, tree
356, 13,South Africa, Sappi, spit, Oschadleus HD; Chris Macdonald, Graham Grieve, Cliff Wright, tree
393, 4,South Africa, Empisini NR, pond, Oschadleus HD, reed
418, 25,South Africa, Southport Camp site next to Damba R , Oschadleus HD, reed
421, 0,South Africa, Southport, mangrove marsh near Damba R, Oschadleus HD, reed
422, 0,South Africa, Southport, Mhlangamkulu R at bridge, Oschadleus HD, reed
423, 0,South Africa, Southport, Mhlangamkulu R, upstream1, opp, Oschadleus HD, reed
424, 40,South Africa, Southport, Mhlangamkulu R, upstream2, opp, Oschadleus HD, reed
425, 0,South Africa, Southport, Mhlangamkulu R, upstream2, this side, Oschadleus HD, reed
426, 0,South Africa, Southport, Mhlangamkulu R, house, Oschadleus HD, reed
446, 13,South Africa, Devils Pool 30 00 25.94S 30 15 29.97E, Grieve, Graham, reed
588, 20,South Africa, A stop with restaurant and craft shops along the main road south from Port Shepstone, coastal, residential and holiday residential., Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, tree
589, 24,South Africa, A stop with restaurant and craft shops along the main road south from Port Shepstone, coastal, residential and holiday residential., Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, tree
595, 38,South Africa, Residential holiday development / estate on border of nature reserve., Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, reed
599, 15,South Africa, Rural, coastal at turn off from main road (N2) south to Port Shepstone., Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, reed
684, 3,Tanzania, A plot of approx. 30 x 30 meters, with three small-medium sized houses, a small constructed wetland for sewage treatment, and a little nature preserve., Outwater A H, other
861, 12,South Africa, Penicuik, near KwaMbonambi; S28 34.180 E32 09.845 , Oschadleus HD, reed
1010, 0,South Africa, Bonamanzi Game Park, SE of Hluhluwe, Nuttall R.J, reed
1085, 2,South Africa, Mowat Quarry, Sea View Durban, Wilson C., reed
1252, 20,South Africa, Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve, Rimmer D, tree
1398, 0,South Africa, San Lameer Estate, Dobson R.A.; C. Andrews, reed
1423, 0,South Africa, Dunkirk Estate, Rimmer D, tree
1460, 100,South Africa, Old Munster Main Road, Dobson R.A.; N. Dobson, M. Dobson, reed
1518, 0,South Africa, Mpenjati Nature Reserve, Dobson R.A.; N. Dobson, M. Dobson, reed
1701, 30,South Africa, Site is at a river crossing near Inyoni South of Komatiepoort., Gerrans, Colin, reed
1746, 0,South Africa, Empisini NR, pond at Rd end, Oschadleus HD, reed
1756, 11,South Africa, Southport, Bendigo marsh, Oschadleus HD, reed
1765, 0,South Africa, Southport, mangrove marsh nr Damba bridge, Oschadleus HD, reed
1861, 4,South Africa, Bonamanzi Private nature reserve, near main camp., Van Vuuren A; S Swarts, reed
1907, 0,South Africa, Lake Teza, reeds at hide , Oschadleus HD, reed
1913, 0,South Africa, Phumula lodge, col at reeds, Oschadleus HD, reed
1933, 18,South Africa, Darvill Bird Sanctuary, Brown M, reed
1934, 22,South Africa, Darvill Bird Sanctuary, Brown M, reed
1960, 0,Tanzania, on the road from Ifakara to the Kilombero River Ferry , Oliver, Paul, reed
2399, 1,Tanzania, Usambara Maweni Lodge, David Gitau, reed
2417, 0,Kenya, Timboni; Watamu Rd, opp Elimu bookshop , Oschadleus HD, tree
2418, 8,Kenya, Timboni; Watamu Rd, opp Elimu bookshop , Oschadleus HD, tree
2424, 0,Kenya, Turtle Bay Beach Resort, pool, Oschadleus HD; Jonathan Baya, tree
2425, 18,Kenya, Turtle Bay Beach Resort, pool, Oschadleus HD, tree
2450, 0,Tanzania, A few kilometers down river from Sand Rivers Lodge , Oliver, Paul, tree
2613, 0,Kenya, Turtle Bay Beach Club fish pond, Jackson C, tree
2808, 0,South Africa, St Lucia lake. Parks Board dredger harbour , Zaloumis, Alex, reed
3986, 46,South Africa, "Highover", in the Hella Hella valley, Clulow David, tree
3990, 0,South Africa, Umzumbe intersection , Oschadleus HD, reed
4145, 0,South Africa, Mkuzi Nsumo Pan, Strachan Trish, reed
4208, 15,South Africa, South West of Komatiepoort , Gerrans, Colin, tree
4284, 0,South Africa, outside Highover reception office , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
4286, 79,South Africa, accross the river from Highover reception office (probably half a km) , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
4290, 0,South Africa, st lucia estuary reed beds; 28'23'16.40"S & 32'24'42.28"E to 28'23'0.47"S & 32'25'10.15"E, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
4291, 0,South Africa, st lucia estuary reed beds; 28'23'16.40"S & 32'24'42.28"E to 28'23'0.47"S & 32'25'10.15"E, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
4385, 120,South Africa, Next to Telcom box Main Road Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
4386, 50,South Africa, Behind Telcom Station Next to Main Rd Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
4387, 4,South Africa, Sugar cane field next to Main road just before Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
4393, 2,South Africa, Main Road Sugar cane field before the town, Cronje Pieter, reed
4397, 3,South Africa, Reedbed at the end of 1st street Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
4398, 12,South Africa, End of 1 street next to St Mulo House Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
4399, 1,South Africa, Bellamont rd Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
4411, 0,South Africa, Lanoon drive Redbed on the left of the road, Cronje Pieter, reed
4416, 0,South Africa, Reedbed next to Marina Rd la Mercy, Cronje Pieter, reed
4427, 2,South Africa, Ahamadeys st La Mercy, Cronje Pieter, reed
4457, 0,South Africa, 158 South Beach rd La Mercy, Cronje Pieter, reed
4461, 0,South Africa, Circle at South Beach and M4 road La Mercy, Cronje Pieter, reed
4468, 2,South Africa, Sugarcane field opposite Tongaat Cemetary, Cronje Pieter, reed
4477, 0,South Africa, Reedbed in Park street Tongaat, Cronje Pieter, reed
4480, 0,South Africa, Perk street Tongaat, Cronje Pieter, reed
4487, 0,South Africa, South Dune rd Tongaat, Cronje Pieter, reed
4488, 8,South Africa, Corner Valley and South Dune, Cronje Pieter, reed
4503, 4,South Africa, Sugarcane field below Sibaya , Cronje Pieter, reed
4516, 3,South Africa, Sugarcane field below complex, Cronje Pieter, reed
4527, 7,South Africa, Reedbed in Sugarcane field below Sibaya, Cronje Pieter, reed
4533, 4,South Africa, Sugarcane field below Sibaya, Cronje Pieter, reed
4542, 0,South Africa, Watson highway , Cronje Pieter, reed
4546, 18,South Africa, Turn off to La Lucia from M4 next to Amstrong rd, Cronje Pieter, reed
4548, 15,South Africa, Redbed next to Corner Crocodile and Umhlatuzana 20232 st, Cronje Pieter, reed
4606, 24,South Africa, 43 Casuarina rd Tongaat, Cronje Pieter, reed
4608, 16,South Africa, Casuarina beach rd Tongaat, Cronje Pieter, reed
4612, 22,South Africa, Tongaat field near sircle of SOuth Beach and M3, Cronje Pieter, reed
4614, 0,South Africa, St Lucia Estuary and surrounding forrest, Wilkinson J H, reed
4617, 14,South Africa, Bridge over Umdloti River R 102, Cronje Pieter, reed
4749, 30,South Africa, Corner Todd and Oaklands, Cronje Pieter, reed
4754, 25,South Africa, Corner Todd and Oaklands, Cronje Pieter, reed
4795, 2,South Africa, Corner Shelbourne and Ronan, Cronje Pieter, reed
4837, 0,South Africa, Off Ramp to King Shaka Airport N2, Cronje Pieter, reed
4896, 10,South Africa, Reedbed end of Crocodile corner of Python, Cronje Pieter, reed
4897, 0,South Africa, Crocodile, Cronje Pieter, reed
4898, 9,South Africa, Crocodile, Cronje Pieter, reed
4905, 15,South Africa, Sugar cane rd Ottawa, Cronje Pieter, reed
4906, 7,South Africa, Sugarcane road Ottawa , Cronje Pieter, reed
4925, 40,South Africa, Umdloti M4 offramp, Cronje Pieter, reed
4942, 8,South Africa, Darjeeling rd little stream, Cronje Pieter, reed
4946, 6,South Africa, Near Boulder Hill farm near Manderstone siding, Summersgill C.V., reed
4947, 6,South Africa, Bisley Valley NR, Summersgill C.V., reed
4979, 6,South Africa, Hazelmere , Cronje Pieter, reed
4983, 4,South Africa, Redbed in Mdloti river at New Glasgow rd Bridge, Cronje Pieter, reed
4984, 7,South Africa, Reedbed in Mdloti river next to New Glasgow rd bridge, Cronje Pieter, reed
5676, 0,South Africa, St Lucia Estuary, Kennedy David, tree
6195, 0,South Africa, Next to Telcom box Main Road Umdloti, Cronje Pieter, reed
7056, 4,South Africa, R618 bridge into St Lucia village, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7061, 2,South Africa, reed bed near jetty, R618, St Lucia, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7062, 0,South Africa, reedbed near bridge, R618, St Lucia, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7063, 0,South Africa, upstream from bridge, town side, R618, St Lucia, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7064, 0,South Africa, estuary mouth along boardwalk, St Lucia, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7326, 0,Tanzania, Lake Tagalala, Selous GR, Jubber W, tree
7653, 50,South Africa, Moneysworth farm, Galpin M, reed
7895, 200,South Africa, Lake Nhlabane Pump Station, Johnstone R A, reed
7900, 20,South Africa, Mzingazi Lake Weir, Johnstone R A, reed
8078, 320,South Africa, St Lucia bridge, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
8130, 0,South Africa, St Lucia estuary mouth, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
8419, 0,South Africa, Umlalazi Reserve enterance, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
8420, 0,South Africa, Siyaya reedbeds, Umlalazi Nature Reserve, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
8458, 0,South Africa, Mpenjati Nature Reserve, Robinson D.M, reed
8800, 15,South Africa, Maphelane camp, near reception, southernmost camp in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, Loftie-Eaton M, reed
9189, 0,South Africa, Estuary mouth, Robinson D.M, reed
9289, 0,Tanzania, Bandari street near rail road bridge , Cronje Pieter, reed
9292, 1,Tanzania, Bandari street near rail road bridge , Cronje Pieter, tree
9293, 2,Tanzania, Bandari street near rail road bridge , Cronje Pieter, reed
11929, 50,South Africa, Bonamanzi, croc pool/fence big , Oschadleus HD, reed
11931, 6,South Africa, Wild Coast Sun, N pond/main, Oschadleus HD, tree
11933, 6,South Africa, Wild Coast Sun, N pond/main, Oschadleus HD, tree
13721, 0,South Africa, Sheffield beach road, Cronje Pieter, reed
13921, 0,South Africa, Richardsbay, Booysen M., reed
13925, 0,South Africa, Southport, Robinson D.M, reed
13946, 0,South Africa, St Lucia; jetty for cruises , Robinson D.M, reed
13947, 0,South Africa, At old Park's Board boat houses., Robinson D.M, reed
13957, 0,South Africa, On the Mpushini stream, Robinson D.M, reed
14017, 0,South Africa, Kuleni Game Park, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
14088, 0,South Africa, Mkhuze Game Reserve, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
14143, 26,South Africa, Badenhorst Boerdery, Falsebay area, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
14319, 5,South Africa, Boulder Hill, Robinson D.M, reed
14360, 0,South Africa, "Mouth" of St Lucia estuary, Robinson D.M, reed
14502, 0,South Africa, Mpande, Robinson D.M, tree
14505, 5,South Africa, Near Mpande, Robinson D.M, tree
14532, 1,Tanzania, Zanzibar; Beach garden and tidal pools, Brown Gary; Fiona Brown, tree
14535, 0,South Africa, At Kaba lagoon, Steen L., reed
14575, 0,Swaziland, Mlawula, Mbuluzi gorge, first Mlawula river crossing, Braun K, reed
14646, 5,South Africa, T C Robinson, Johnstone Richard Alan, reed
14676, 0,South Africa, Farm Last Venture, New Hanover District, Robinson D.M, reed
14678, 0,South Africa, St. Lucia Estuary, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
14908, 0,Swaziland, Mlawula Nature Reserve, weir by old entrance , Braun K, reed
15512, 0,South Africa, St Lucia Wetlands, Gulliver Heather; Photos by Professor Robin Sibson, reed
15743, 0,Tanzania, Selous GR, Walter Jubber, tree
15750, 15,Tanzania, Selous GR, Walter Jubber, tree
15818, 0,South Africa, M3 Watson Highway, Cronje Pieter, reed
16030, 15,South Africa, R104, Cronje Pieter, reed
16032, 10,South Africa, R104, Cronje Pieter, tree
16042, 100,South Africa, D382, Cronje Pieter, reed
16043, 70,South Africa, D382, Cronje Pieter, reed
16044, 10,South Africa, D382, Cronje Pieter, reed
16227, 0,South Africa, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, McCutcheon Ian, reed
16374, 0,South Africa, Isimangoliso Eastern Shores (Estuary above bridge), Dickinson R, reed
16891, 0,South Africa, La Lucia mall, Oschadleus HD, reed
17592, 0,Tanzania, Kichangani Village, 35 km south of main Kilombero river, Ngasoma, Sebastian; S Daniel, reed
17900, 9,South Africa, On the Mpushini Stream, immediately above railway line, Robinson DM, reed
17909, 0,South Africa, Tanglewood private nature reserve, between Kloof Country Club and Westmead industrial area, Rimmer D, tree
18034, 6,South Africa, KwaXimba conservancy along the banks of the Umgeni river, approx. 9km north of Inchanga., Rimmer D, tree
18231, 1,Tanzania, Uroa Beach Hotel, Van Zyl Pierre; Jaco van Zyl, tree
18393, 0,South Africa, On Mpushini Stream, not too far above the railway line, Robinson DM, reed
18396, 0,Swaziland, Mlawula Nature Reserve, rocks below S end of weir by old entrance, Braun K, reed
18439, 50,South Africa, Amatikulu Nature Reserve, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
18628, 9,South Africa, Immediately above the railway line on the Mpushini Stream, Robinson DM, reed
18871, 4,South Africa, Boulder Hill, Robinson DM, reed
19092, 10,South Africa, St Lucia River, McCutcheon Ian, reed
19093, 0,South Africa, Bonamanzi Game Park, McCutcheon Ian, reed
24256, 30,South Africa, False Bay, Isimangaliso Wetland Park, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
24357, 0,Swaziland, Mlawula Nature Reserve, weir by old entrance , Braun K, reed
24371, 20,South Africa, Ehlathini Bush Camp, False Bay District, Hluhluwe, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
24394, 75,South Africa, Hluhluwe River Floodplain, Tippett Ryan Matthew, reed
24398, 1,South Africa, Bridge over Mzinene River, Tippett Ryan Matthew, tree
24489, 0,Swaziland, Mlawula Nature Reserve, weir by old entrance , Braun K, reed
24724, 5,South Africa, St Lucia, Archer A.M., reed
24950, 0,Mozambique, South, Kleiman PR, other
25267, 0,South Africa, Empisini NR, pond, Oschadleus HD, reed
26529, 1,South Africa, Boulder Hill, Robinson DM, reed
26656, 0,South Africa, Mseleni River crossing, Tippett RM, reed
26695, 0,South Africa, Bonamanzi Game Reserve, Tippett RM, reed
26707, 0,South Africa, "Mouth" of St Lucia Estuary, Robinson DM, reed
26849, 6,South Africa, Farm, Last Venture, New Hanover district , Robinson DM, other
26862, 0,South Africa, Boulder Hill, Robinson DM, reed
26869, 250,South Africa, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Cronje Pieter, reed
26914, 0,South Africa, Ndumo Game Reserve, Pike Ruth; Andrew Pike, reed
26926, 5,South Africa, Intaba Ingwe Game Farm, Johnstone Richard Alan, other
27535, 7,South Africa, D757 rd, Cronje Pieter, reed
27608, 0,Malawi, Chinteche, Northern Lake shore, Brown Gary; Brett Pollard, tree
27823, 0,South Africa, Chintsa East, Robinson DM, tree
27903, 0,South Africa, Lake Mzingazi N R, Johnstone Richard Alan, reed
27943, 1,South Africa, Reeds restaurant., Archer A.M., reed
28077, 0,South Africa, Bridge over the estuary, entering St Lucia, Robinson DM, reed
28241, 35,South Africa, Lake Mzingazi N R, Johnstone R, reed
28254, 0,South Africa, Umngazi River Bungalows, Robinson DM, tree
28255, 0,South Africa, Umngazi River Bungalows, Robinson DM, tree
28360, 20,Malawi, Chinteche, Northern Lake shore, Brown Gary, tree
28362, 30,Tanzania, CeL'Hai Service Mall, Cronje Pieter, tree
28547, 28,South Africa, Civil Works KZN NR, Venter S, reed
28560, 0,South Africa, Settlers Park, Port Elizabeth, Herselman Tino, reed
28852, 6,South Africa, Road to Paradise valley Nature Reserve, Aiston G., reed
28950, 100,South Africa, Giba - MTB - Dam, Aiston G., reed
29057, 0,South Africa, Bisley Valley NR picnic hide, Oschadleus HD, reed
29126, 0,South Africa, Farm near Ashburton, Robinson DM,
29138, 0,South Africa, Nature reserve, Lindsay Mary Ellen ,
29166, 0,South Africa, "Last Venture", New Hanover District, Robinson DM,
29196, 0,South Africa, Farm close to Ashburton, Robinson DM, reed
29207, 30,Swaziland, Mbuluzi Game Reserve, White P, reed
29235, 200,South Africa, Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Cronje Pieter, tree
29248, 0,South Africa, Bonamanzi Game Reserve, Rimmer D,
29253, 0,South Africa, Mtunzini, Kleiman PR,
29360, 0,South Africa, St Lucia - Iphiva trail and WWTW area, Dave Rimmer,
200157, 0,Tanzania, on the road from Ifakara to the Kilombero River Ferry, Oliver, Paul, reed

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Weaver Wednesday 3 [248] - Range changes [11]: Eastern Golden Weaver (2017-03-15)
Weaver Wednesday [159] - Discovery [42]: Eastern Golden Weaver (2015-07-01)
Weaver Wednesday [23]: Eastern Golden Weaver (2012-11-21)
Weaver ringing trip, Zululand, 6-12 February 2012 (2012-02-13)