PHOWN summaries and records

Virtual Museum View records in Virtual Museum format
Coverage map for all species
Species totals, Nest stats per species and Observer totals
Species summary , or General query

Observer records, or View VM record
Photo of the week, or PHOWN repeats, or PHOWN priorities

PHOWN species summary

Note: the map on this page will load very slowly (and probably will only work if you use Chrome as a browser).

Enter new vm record to see a different record and hit 'Go'.

vm:
Previous record Next record

Photos uploaded by observer

   
Large photos

Species allocated by Coordinator:


815, Yellow-mantled Widowbird Euplectes macroura (see species summary here)

Record details entered by participant: (see all records here for this participant)

Record statusACCEPTED
Vm24324 [on-line data upload (2016-09-27): 237397]
Specieseuplectes macroura
Observer(s)de Cauwer R
Country, town, locusCongo (DRC), Katanga Province, Lubumbashi,
1128CA
Localitykafubu Lodge/farm
Latitude, longitude-11.5501298392729, 28.126974105835 [1 m accuracy]
Date2016/4/24
NotesFollow-up ; Observe a male hovering several times above different places but found no nests. Afterobserving him for several hours and going to the spot where he hovered and not finding any nests, I finally spotted 2 fledglings well camouflaged in the high grass. I observed them for a while, then the female came to feed them through the high grass, not from above as not to attract unwanted visitors, the male, very nervous, was then hovering above me, probably to worn about the intruder. The female finds all the food in the high grass without exposing herself and her chicks making them very difficult to find or spot. The chicks flew further away when I came too close, but always low down. Conclusion is that the chicks displace themselves in the grass and the females finds the food around them IMG 329 - Female with the chicks well hidden. IMG 334 - 2 Fledglings IMG 337 - 1 fledgling close up
Nest count0
Nest siteother

Google map for this record (zoom in and switch to satellite view).
For legend, see below map.