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Black-winged Bishop Euplectes hordeaceus

(species text)

PHOWN priorities: none yet

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

Vm 5770

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 2

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 - 1.0 - 1 (n=1)Male defends territory of 400-1200 m2. Often solitary nester, sometimes a few males close together
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
reed - 1

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Jul-Aug in Senegal, Ghana and Togo, Aug-Sept in Mauritania, Mali, Liberia and Burkina Faso, Aug-Nov in Gambia, Sept-Jan in Sierra Leone, Aug-Oct in Nigeria Sept-Dec in Cameroon, and Dec-Jan and Apr on Sao Tome; breeds Aug-Oct in Sudan, and Apr-May and Aug-Oct in Ethiopia; Jan-May in Angola; in DRCongo, Aug-Oct in Uele and Jan-May in S region, Apr-Aug in Uganda, recorded in most months (mainly Apr-Jul) in Kenya, Feb-Jun in Tanzania (during drought, first nests three weeks later than average), but May-Aug on Zanzibar; Jan-Apr in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Feb-May in Malawi and Jan-Mar in Mozmbique

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
Polygynous, with up to four females per male
season
Jul-Aug in Senegal, Ghana and Togo, Aug-Sept in Mauritania, Mali, Liberia and Burkina Faso, Aug-Nov in Gambia, Sept-Jan in Sierra Leone, Aug-Oct in Nigeria Sept-Dec in Cameroon, and Dec-Jan and Apr on Sao Tome; breeds Aug-Oct in Sudan, and Apr-May and Aug-Oct in Ethiopia; Jan-May in Angola; in DRCongo, Aug-Oct in Uele and Jan-May in S region, Apr-Aug in Uganda, recorded in most months (mainly Apr-Jul) in Kenya, Feb-Jun in Tanzania (during drought, first nests three weeks later than average), but May-Aug on Zanzibar; Jan-Apr in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Feb-May in Malawi and Jan-Mar in Mozmbique
nsite
supported 0.8-3.0 m above ground by vertical stems of tall grass or other vegetation; duing drought in Tanzania, more nests built in trees than in grass
nbuild
built by male, lined by female
colsize
Male defends territory of 400-1200 m2. Often solitary nester, sometimes a few males close together
clutch
2-4 eggs
eggcolour
light blue-green, rarely with tiny black spots
eggsize
average size of 17 eggs 18.5 x 13.8 mm (DRCongo)
incub
incubation by female alone, one report of male on nest containing eggs, period 12-14 days
chicks
chicks fed by female only, nestling period 11-13 days, up to 16 days in unfavourable conditions

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Vm 5770

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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5770, Congo (DRC), Faradje vicinity, Chapin JP
100259, Angola, Chingoroi, J. Domingos

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [118] - Discovery [1]: Black-winged Bishop (2014-09-17)
Weaver Wednesday [58]: Black-winged Bishop (2013-07-24)