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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 27782

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 138

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 - 3.6 - 15 (n=82)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:
other - 4
reed - 27
tree - 78

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
812259821811171621

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 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

Vm 24369

Vm 22496

Vm 19044

Vm 18864

Vm 18759

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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

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)