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Yellow Bishop Euplectes capensis

(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 15775

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 4

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=4)Often solitary, and never truly colonial
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
reed - 4

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Nov in Cameroon and Jul-Oct in Ethiopia; in DRCongo, Jul-Nov in Uele, Jan-Mar in Itombwe, Dec in Katanga, and Feb-Apr in Lubumbashi; in Kenya mainly Mar-Jun, also Nov-Feb, and May-Sept (dependent on rainfall) on Laikipia Plateau; Apr-May in Tanzania; Mar-May in Angola, Dec-Apr in Zambia, Jan-May in Malawi, Dec-Mar in Zimbabwe and Dec-Feb in Mozambique: in South Africa, Aug-Dec in winter-rainfall region, Nov-Mar in summer-rainfall area; often double-brooded

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 three or four females per male
season
Nov in Cameroon and Jul-Oct in Ethiopia; in DRCongo, Jul-Nov in Uele, Jan-Mar in Itombwe, Dec in Katanga, and Feb-Apr in Lubumbashi; in Kenya mainly Mar-Jun, also Nov-Feb, and May-Sept (dependent on rainfall) on Laikipia Plateau; Apr-May in Tanzania; Mar-May in Angola, Dec-Apr in Zambia, Jan-May in Malawi, Dec-Mar in Zimbabwe and Dec-Feb in Mozambique: in South Africa, Aug-Dec in winter-rainfall region, Nov-Mar in summer-rainfall area; often double-brooded
nsite
placed 0.5-1.5 m above ground in grass or small shrub, male nips off tops of herbs around nest
nbuild
woven by male, lined by female
colsize
Often solitary, and never truly colonial
clutch
2-4 eggs
eggcolour
very variable, five basic types, (i) bluish-white and heavily speckled with reddish-brown, (ii) green-tinged light brown and heavily blotched and streaked with dark brown and grey, (iii) olive-brown with ash-brown spots, (iv) cream or very pale greenish, evenly covered in bold freckling of olive, sepia and grey, (v) pale bluish-grey, blotched and spotted with reddish-brown and olive-brown
eggsize
average size of 25 eggs 21.3 x 15 m (South Africa)
incub
incubation by female, 13-16 days, in captivity 13 days reported
chicks
chicks fed by female, primarily by regurgitation, nestling period 16-20 days (14-15 days also reported)

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Vm 15775

Vm 960

Vm 945

Vm 21

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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21, South Africa, Mocke wetland, Oschadleus HD
945, South Africa, Protea Valley, Steenberg L
960, South Africa, Protea Valley Dam 2, Steenberg L
15775, South Africa, Giant's Castle, Craig, Adrian

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday 3 [256] - Range changes [19]: Yellow Bishop (2017-05-10)
Weaver Wednesday [126] - Discovery [9]: Yellow Bishop (2014-11-12)
Weaver Wednesday [73]: Yellow Bishop (2013-11-06)