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Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps(species text)
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No of records in PHOWN for this species: 9
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)||Solitary nester|
Nest siteType of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
|tree - 9|
PHOWN Records per month for this species
|Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15||Oct in Zambia, Sept-Oct in Malawi and Aug-Oct in Mozambique|
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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Published breeding informationBreeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.
Monogamous, pair-members remaining together throughout year
Oct in Zambia, Sept-Oct in Malawi and Aug-Oct in Mozambique
attached to branch being utilized as a base on underside of thick branches (not outer twigs), up to 18 m above ground and mostly near crown of tree
built by both sexes
plain turquoise-blue or white
average size of three eggs 20 x 15 mm (Malawi)
incubation by both sexes, but male only occasionally sitting, no information on duration of incubation period
chicks fed by both sexes, female contributing more than male, no information on duration of nestling period
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819, 0,Mozambique, Narrow sandy road from Panda, en route to lake Njakobango, in forest with lots of Old Mans Beard, Mynhardt R; Maans Booysen;Lesley Ryan
1417, 0,Mozambique, Road SW of Panda , Marais E
1418, 0,Mozambique, Down side road some 14km from Panda. S24 07 41.7 E34 37 18.5, Marais E
1419, 0,Mozambique, 44 km west of Panda 2 km s of Luanze Swamp S24 07 50.0 E34 18 00.7, Marais E
1420, 0,Mozambique, Near Jefeca, Marais E
1989, 1,Mozambique, +/- 10 kms from Panda, Furlong R.L.; Jenny Furlong
13913, 0,Mozambique, Panda, Booysen M.
14542, 0,Mozambique, Panda, Booysen M.
14543, 0,Mozambique, Panda, Booysen M.
All PHOWN news items relating to this speciesThe headers below refer to Weaver News items featuring PHOWN and this species. Click on a header to see the News item, which includes the full news item. (The number in brackets is the date that the news item appeared on Weaver Watch).
Weaver Wednesday  - Discovery : Olive-headed Weaver (2016-08-03)
Weaver Wednesday : Olive-headed Weaver (2013-06-19)