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Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer

(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 24919

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=1)in small colonies
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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
102000000001

Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
mainly Jul-Oct from W Africa E to W Sudan and in NE DRCongo, Oct in Ethiopia, Jan-Apr in S DRCongo and Angola; records in Jan-Jun in Kenya and Tanzania; in S Africa mainly Dec-Mar, some records as late as May in areas with erratic rainfall

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
season
mainly Jul-Oct from W Africa E to W Sudan and in NE DRCongo, Oct in Ethiopia, Jan-Apr in S DRCongo and Angola; records in Jan-Jun in Kenya and Tanzania; in S Africa mainly Dec-Mar, some records as late as May in areas with erratic rainfall
nsite
attached usually less than 1 m above ground or water to vertical stalks, hidden in tuft of grass or in bushes, rushes and sedges, often in flooded or waterlogged area
nbuild
built by male
colsize
in small colonies
clutch
2-4 eggs, average 3 (South Africa)
eggcolour
white with fine dark spots, often concentrated at thick end
eggsize
average size of 88 eggs 17.9 x 12.8 mm (South Africa)
incub
in captivity, incubation by female only, period 12-14 days
chicks
male assisted with feeding of young, nestling period c. 13 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 24919

Vm 19069

Vm 15781

Vm 22

List of all PHOWN records for this species


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22, South Africa, 9.7 km from Wakkerstroom to Amersfoort, Oschadleus HD
15781, South Africa, Hopefield, Craig, Adrian
19069, South Africa, Vlaklaagte district, Badenhorst Helen
24919, South Africa, Nylstroom NR, Darling Desire ; Gregg Darling

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday 3 [257] - Range changes [20]: Yellow-crowned Bishop (2017-05-17)
Weaver Wednesday [135] - Discovery [18]: Yellow-crowned Bishop (2015-01-14)
Weaver Wednesday [3]: Yellow-crowned Bishop (2012-07-04)