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Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops

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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 29274

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 143

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 - 3.7 - 15 (n=85)Often loose colony of two or three territorial males; several nests built in territory but only one occupied
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
man-made - 1
other - 6
reed - 27
tree - 79

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
912269821811281721

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Jan-Apr over much of range; as early as Sept in S Africa, Zambia and Malawi and recorded in most months in E Africa, peak season Aug-Oct in Uganda

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
season
Jan-Apr over much of range; as early as Sept in S Africa, Zambia and Malawi and recorded in most months in E Africa, peak season Aug-Oct in Uganda
nsite
usually suspended by roof 2-2.5 m up from tall bush or reeds, often over water, rarely slung between reeds or supported at one side only; leaves stripped from vegetation surrounding nests
nbuild
built by male, female contributing lining
colsize
Often loose colony of two or three territorial males; several nests built in territory but only one occupied
clutch
1-3 eggs, most often 2 (Malawi)
eggcolour
plain blue, white or pinkish, or evenly freckled with red and lilac
eggsize
average size of 55 eggs 24.1 x 16.2 mm (S Africa)
incub
incubation 14-15 days, 14 days in captivity
chicks
chicks fed by both sexes, nestling period 19-22 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 29274

Vm 29123

Vm 28963

Vm 28564

Vm 28168

Vm 27782

Vm 27626

Vm 27546

Vm 26369

Vm 26337

Vm 26291

Vm 25583

Vm 25582

Vm 25182

Vm 24966

Vm 24963

Vm 24962

Vm 24803

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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14, 6,South Africa, iPithi NR, Gillits, Oschadleus HD, tree
26, 1,Rwanda, area of scrub along golf course situated below Gorilla\'s Nest Lodge, Claassen, Marcell, other
203, 2,Angola, Handa farm, at dam wall, Oschadleus HD; Michael Mills, Ara Monadjem, reed
317, 6,Zimbabwe, Borrowdale Brooke, Hart Nick, reed
381, 2,South Africa, iPithi NR, log nr pond, Oschadleus HD, tree
382, 5,South Africa, iPithi NR, main, pond-hut, Oschadleus HD, tree
383, 3,South Africa, iPithi NR, near hut, Oschadleus HD, tree
385, 5,South Africa, iPithi NR, far crossing, Oschadleus HD, tree
675, 2,South Africa, Nelspruit, Penryn college, wetland, Oschadleus HD, tree
1002, 2,Zimbabwe, Close to the junction of the Haroni & Rusitu Rivers, Nuttall R.J, tree
2054, 2,Zambia, Zambezi River, slightly upstream of Bovu Island , Oschadleus HD, tree
2401, 15,Kenya, Sirona Hotel S1 16.266 E36 49.025, Oschadleus HD, tree
2413, 3,Kenya, Uhuru Gardens, pond, Oschadleus HD; Fleurs bird walk, other
2479, 1,Rwanda, Parike Mashoza, Anderson Jason, tree
2480, 0,Rwanda, Farmland east of Bare, Anderson Jason, tree
2853, 5,Zimbabwe, *Gosho Park; dam near Bush Camp, Hart Nick, tree
4391, 10,South Africa, stream below Bayhill Rd, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
4392, 5,South Africa, Bayhill Rd 25'7'6.60"S & 31'0'4.59"E , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
4955, 4,Zimbabwe, Garden in Burnside, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Roerig J., tree
5565, 2,Kenya, Serengeti ave Nairobi, Cronje Pieter, tree
5640, 2,Angola, Leba Pass, about half way down, Underhill L.G, tree
5694, 0,Botswana, N Bank of the Thamalakane River, Kennedy David, tree
6239, 0,South Africa, Bayhill Rd, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
6240, 0,South Africa, alongside road to Mariepskop, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
6307, 0,South Africa, alongside road to Mariepskop, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
6473, 1,South Africa, Bayhill Rd, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
6478, 12,South Africa, 12th hole, Golf Course, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
7432, 0,South Africa, Upper Bayhill Drive, White River, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
7449, 0,South Africa, Hazyview Quarry, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7451, 0,South Africa, Golf course footbridge, Bayhill Drive, White River, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7453, 0,South Africa, Bayhill Drive, White River, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7454, 1,South Africa, Bayhill Drive, White River, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
7478, 0,South Africa, Lake Panic, Kruger National Park, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
8398, 0,South Africa, Farm Friedenheim Linda, Gerrans C.A., tree
8680, 2,South Africa, nests next to swimming pool at sports club, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
8681, 3,South Africa, below sports club, White River Country Estate, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
8704, 0,South Africa, SW or upstream from Sabi River bridge, Kruger National Park, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
8719, 0,South Africa, Crocodile bridge, Kruger National Park, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
8875, 1,South Africa, radio mask tree next to R36, Ndlovomuzi , Zaloumis, Alex, tree
9075, 0,DRC, Kafubu lodge, de Cauwer, Richard , tree
9185, 5,Congo (DRC), Kafubu river Lodge/farm, de Cauwer, Richard , tree
9214, 0,Congo (DRC), Kafubu Lodge / farm / animal parc, de Cauwer R, tree
11391, 0,Congo (DRC), kashobwe road to Mukobe, de Cauwer R, other
11925, 4,Zambia, Cuba's village, near Rd , Oschadleus HD, tree
11926, 5,Zambia, Luka reeds, col W1 , Oschadleus HD, tree
11927, 5,Zambia, Luka reeds, col W2 , Oschadleus HD, other
11960, 1,Angola, Open flied next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11961, 1,Angola, Open flied next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11962, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11963, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11964, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11965, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11966, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11967, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11968, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11969, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11970, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
11971, 1,Angola, Open field next to Angola National Police College, Cronje Pieter, tree
12481, 7,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
13343, 5,Congo (DRC), kafubu farm - lodge, de Cauwer R, tree
13349, 1,South Africa, Golf course, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
13350, 2,South Africa, White River Country Estate, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
13351, 3,South Africa, White River Country Estate, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
13352, 4,South Africa, White River Country Estate, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
13353, 11,South Africa, White River Country Estate, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
14590, 0,Botswana, Drotsky's cabins, Kleiman PR, tree
14965, 0,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
15297, 4,Kenya, road behind Quaribu Hotel next to Wayaki Way in Loresho, Cronje Pieter, tree
15782, 0,South Africa, Malton, Craig,Adrian, tree
16315, 0,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
16316, 0,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
16317, 4,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
16324, 8,Malawi, Lake shore resort with bush, Brown Gary, tree
17552, 2,Malawi, private game lodge and Forest, Brown Gary, tree
17809, 4,Kenya, Winsor Golf Hotel and Country Club, Cronje Pieter, reed
17856, 0,Kenya, Winsor Golf Hotel and Country Club, Cronje Pieter, tree
17937, 14,Congo (DRC), kafubu Lodge/farm , de Cauwer R, tree
18316, 3,South Africa, Alverstone Park Nature Reserve, Rimmer D, tree
18522, 3,South Africa, Bayhill road, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
18526, 1,South Africa, White river, south side of river, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
18527, 2,South Africa, White river, accross river from tree nest, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
18574, 4,South Africa, along White River, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
18576, 1,South Africa, along White River, towards club house, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
18577, 0,South Africa, near White River, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
18580, 2,South Africa, near 12th hole, Zaloumis, Alex, reed
18616, 3,South Africa, Springside NR, Oschadleus HD, tree
18617, 1,South Africa, Springside NR, bit further along stream, Oschadleus HD, tree
18618, 3,South Africa, Springside NR, bit further along stream, Oschadleus HD, tree
18619, 5,South Africa, Hillcrest, Ashley Dr ext dam, Oschadleus HD, tree
18620, 1,South Africa, iPithi NR, Gillits, Oschadleus HD, tree
18738, 0,Congo (DRC), Luapula river camp, de Cauwer R, tree
18759, 6,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
18864, 0,Zambia, Bangweulu Wetlands- floodplain and termitaria islands west of Chikuni/Shoebill Island camp, Huchzermeyer Carl, tree
19044, 6,Botswana, Boro 1, Myburgh G, tree
22496, 5,Zimbabwe, Vumba Botanical Gardens, Krochuk Billi, reed
24369, 8,Malawi, Farm Garden, Brown Gary, tree
24803, 6,South Africa, Mooketsi, Altenroxel Bernardine Alice, reed
24962, 7,South Africa, Bayhill drive. middle RHS, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
24963, 3,South Africa, alongside iron bridge, Zaloumis, Alex, tree
24966, 5,South Africa, long reeds over water golf couse river , Zaloumis, Alex, reed
25182, 0,Botswana, Okavango, Eagle Island Lodge, Cronje Pieter, tree
25582, 5,Congo (DRC), kafubu Lodge/farm , de Cauwer R, tree
25583, 5,Congo (DRC), kafubu Lodge/farm , de Cauwer R, tree
26291, 1,Malawi, Farm, Brown Gary, tree
26337, 4,Congo (DRC), Luapula river camp, de Cauwer R, tree
26369, 0,Zimbabwe, Hillside Dam, Johnstone Richard Alan, reed
27546, 2,Botswana, 10 km southeast of Ganitsuga, du Plessis D, tree
27626, 1,Kenya, United Nations Recreation Centre, Cronje Pieter, tree
27782, 1,Zimbabwe, Haka Park, Harare, Riddell I.C., reed
28168, 5,South Africa, Mooketsi, Altenroxel Bernardine Alice, man-made
28564, 0,Zambia, Home in Ndola, Meyer Chris (CJ), other
28963, 4,South Africa, iPhithi Nature Reserve, Aiston G., other
29123, 5,Namibia, Taranga Lodge grounds, Cunningham Peter, tree
29274, 0,Zambia, Sunrose Bridge, Normal Barrett,
100261, 0,Angola, Caitou, F. Nobrega, tree
100262, 0,Angola, Techivinguiro, J. Domingos, tree
100263, 0,Angola, Techivinguiro, J. Domingos, tree
100264, 0,Angola, Tundavala, M. Loureiro, tree
100265, 0,Angola, Tundavala, D. Mumputo, tree
100266, 0,Angola, Sa da Bandeira, J. Domingos, tree
100267, 0,Angola, Sa da Bandeira, D. Mumputo, tree
100268, 0,Angola, Sa da Bandeira, D. Mumputo, tree
100269, 0,Angola, Sa da Bandeira, J. Domingos, tree
100270, 0,Angola, Sa da Bandeira, J. Domingos, tree
100271, 0,Angola, Humpata, F. Nobrega, tree
100272, 0,Angola, 16Km (Sa da Bandeira), J. Domingos, tree
100273, 0,Angola, R. Numpaca, F. Nobrega, tree
100274, 0,Angola, Huila, D. Mumputo, tree
100275, 0,Angola, Sa da Bandeira, D. Mumputo, tree
100276, 0,Angola, Mapunda /Sa da Bandeira, J. Domingos, tree
100277, 0,Angola, Mapunda /Sa da Bandeira, D. Mumputo, tree
100278, 0,Angola, Mapunda /Sa da Bandeira, D. Mumputo, tree
100279, 0,Angola, Mucanca, J. Domingos, tree
100280, 0,Angola, Quilemba, D. Mumputo, tree
100281, 0,Angola, Tundavala, D. Mumputo, reed
100282, 0,Angola, Palanca, J.M.Ferreira, tree
100283, 0,Angola, Chipeio, Tundavala, L. Hangula, tree
100284, 0,Angola, Mucanca, D. Mumputo, tree
100285, 0,Angola, Chipeio, Tundavala, L. Samahina, tree
100286, 0,Angola, Matala, D. Mumputo, tree
100287, 0,Angola, Cangolo, AR Pereira, other
100288, 0,Angola, Cariango, L. Hangula, tree
100289, 0,Angola, Chibia, D. Maputo, tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday 3 [249] - Range changes [12]: Holub's Golden Weaver (2017-03-22)
Weaver Wednesday [180] - Discovery [63]: Holub's Golden Weaver (2015-11-25)
Weaver Wednesday [33]: Holub's Golden Weaver (2013-01-30)