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Yellow-crowned Bishop Euplectes afer(species text)
PHOWN priorities: none yet
No of records in PHOWN for this species: 4
Colony sizeColony 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|
Nest siteType of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
|reed - 4|
PHOWN Records per month for this species
|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|
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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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Published breeding informationBreeding information based on 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
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
built by male
in small colonies
2-4 eggs, average 3 (South Africa)
white with fine dark spots, often concentrated at thick end
average size of 88 eggs 17.9 x 12.8 mm (South Africa)
in captivity, incubation by female only, period 12-14 days
male assisted with feeding of young, nestling period c. 13 days
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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
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Weaver Wednesday 3  - Range changes : Yellow-crowned Bishop (2017-05-17)
Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Yellow-crowned Bishop (2015-01-14)
Weaver Wednesday : Yellow-crowned Bishop (2012-07-04)