Weaver literature

The number of weaver references published per year, from 1850 onwards. This includes peer reviewed papers as well as general articles (e.g. in bird club newsletters) and some grey literature (e.g. newspaper articles).

Weaver literature as featured in Weaver News

Latest news item:

PAPER (range): White-browed Sparrow-Weaver in the Lowveld

2016-04-05 (710)
Map - see text
Oschadleus HD. 2016. The White-browed Sparrow-weaver in the Lowveld. Hornbill 120:25-26.

Summary. There are increasing records of the White-browed Sparrow-weaver in the Kruger National Park and adjacent areas in the Lowveld in Mpumalanga and Limpopo. This is most likely due to bush encroachment.

Records. The White-browed Sparrow-weaver was recorded up to the edge of the escarpment by 1985. Based on records from Lydenburg, the White-browed Sparrow-weaver was becoming more common, and breeding, on the edge of the escarpment around 1990. The first record of crossing the escarpment was of a bird seen in Kruger NP in 1984. There were several literature and SABAP2 records from 1991 onwards in Kruger, and scattered annual records from 2009. There has been one case of nest building in Kruger, as recently as 2010. The records from Kruger are spread through the year with most months having 2 or close to 2 records, but January has the most records (n=7).

Map. Map of the Kruger National Park and surrounding areas with White-browed Sparrow-weaver records based on SABAP1 (large green grids), SABAP2 (small blue grids), PHOWN (markers with letter P) and literature records (markers with letter L). Escarpment marked with a grey blob.

Participate. Please keep a look out for White-browed Sparrow-weavers in the Lowveld to monitor the spread of this species! If you find nests, please submit records of nests to PHOWN, PHOtos of Weaver Nests, by uploading photos to Virtual Museum (read the "How to" pdf for help).

The headers below refer to references that featured in the Weaver News section since 2009. Click on a header to see the News item, which includes the full citation and usually includes an abstract, and sometimes illustrations and other information. (The number in brackets is the date that the news item appeared on Weaver Watch, and this is followed by the first author and year of publication).

PAPER (range): White-browed Sparrow-Weaver in the Lowveld (2016-04-05), Oschadleus 2016d
PAPER (breeding): Red-billed Quelea breeding record (2015-09-15), Oschadleus 2015l
PAPER (ecology): Weavers and other birds in Aloe patches (2015-08-13), Craig 2015a
PAPER (ecology): Frogs in weaver nests (2015-04-14), Oschadleus 2015e
BOOK CHAPTER: Significance of weavers (2015-01-19), Sekercioglu 2006b
PAPER (ecology): Quill mite in Spectacled Weavers (2015-01-12), Klimovicovta 2014a
PAPER (ecology): Dominance in Sociable Weavers (2015-01-05), Rat 2015a
BOOK: Bird atlas of Ghana (2014-12-29), Dowsett-Lemaire 2014a
PAPER (recent): Results from PHOtos of Weaver Nests (2014-12-22), Oschadleus 2014j
PAPER (ecology): Evaporative cooling in Sociable Weavers (2014-12-15), Gerson 2014a
PAPER (distribution): Range extension of Village Weaver (2014-12-08), Demey 2014b
PAPER: African Harrier-Hawk biology (2014-12-01), Smeenk 1983a
Africa's bird pest (2014-11-24), Bruggers 1989a
PAPER: Weaver movements in Cape Town (2014-11-17), Calder 2014a
PAPER: Chewing lice from weavers (2014-11-03), Sychra 2014a
PAPER: Weavers at Lake Kenyatta (2014-10-27), Ogoma 2014a
PAPER: Frog nest in weaver nest (2014-10-20), Kielgast 2009a
PAPER: Birds of Boe in Guinea-Bissau (2014-10-13), Guilherme 2014a
PAPER: Fruit eating weavers (2014-10-06), Kissling 2007a
PAPER: Weavers in Vilanculos (2014-09-29), Read 2014a
PAPER: Nest luminosity in Southern Red Bishops (2014-09-22), Honza 2014a
PAPER: Survival rates of southern African birds (2014-09-01), Collingham 2014a
PAPER: Lovebirds and weavers (2014-08-18), Symes 2014a
PAPER: Drongos and Sociable Weavers (2014-08-11), Baigrie 2014a
PAPER: Montane Marsh Widowbird signalling (2014-08-04), Ninnes 2014a
PAPER: Possible new fody species (2014-07-28), Cheke 2014b
PAPER: Nectar feeding in weavers (2014-07-21), Craig 2014a
PAPER: masked casanova (2014-07-14), Mthembu 2013a
PAPER: Using quelea as food (2014-07-07), Elliott 2014a
PAPER: Weavers in Barn Owl diet (2014-06-30), Goodman 2014a
NEWSPAPER: Pet shop bishop (2014-06-23), Yeld 2014a
PAPER: Bird nests (2014-06-16), Hansell 2014a
PAPER: Birds of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (2014-06-09), Fraser 2014a
PAPER: Ornithobotany of Indian Weaver Birds (2014-06-02), Sharma 1995a
PAPER: Threatened birds of Africa (2014-05-26), Collar 1985a
PAPER: Skinks associate with Sociable Weaver nests (2014-05-19), Rymer 2014a
PAPER: Circadian rhythms in Baya Weavers (2014-05-12), Pandey 2014a
PAPER: Pygmy Falcon feeding on Sociable Weaver nestlings (2014-05-05), Covas 2004c
BOOK: Layard's Birds of South Africa (2014-04-28), Layard 1867a
PAPER: White-winged Widowbird in South Sudan (2014-04-21), Mallalieu 2013b
PAPER: new distribution records (2014-04-14), Demey 2014a
PAPER: Weavers in the Middle Zambezi Valley (2014-04-07), Katanekwa 1992a
PAPER: Northern Masked Weaver parasitism (2014-01-31), Jackson 1993a
BOOK: Birds of the Malagasy region (2014-03-24), Safford 2013a
PAPER: Nectar feeding in weavers (2014-03-17), Engelbrecht 2014a
PAPER: Gregariousness in Ugandan weavers (2014-03-10), Farine 2014a
PAPER: Carotenoid spectra and cone sensitivities (2014-03-04), Bleiweiss 2014a
PAPER: Blood parasites in Western Cape weavers (2014-02-24), Okanga 2014a
PAPER: Tree structure and nest placement in 3 Kenyan weavers (2014-02-18), Echeverry-Galvis 201
PAPER: Swiftlets steal weaver nest material (2014-02-03), Hss 2011a
PAPER: Sparrow-Weavers singing in the moonlight (2014-01-27), York 2014a
PAPER: More survival rates in Nigerian birds (2014-01-20), Cox 2014a
PAPER: Breeding and moult in Bannerman's Weaver (2014-01-13), Barshep 2013a
PAPER: Impact of introduced Yellow-backed Weavers (2014-01-06), Sullivan 2014a
PAPER: New rove beetle from weaver nest (2013-12-30), Hromadka 2013a
PAPER: Continuum of coloniality in weavers (2013-12-23), Lahti 2013a
PAPER: Carotenoids in weavers (2013-12-16), Thomas 2014a
PAPER: Birdsong on islands (2013-12-09), Morinay 2013a
PAPER: Quelea, a pest on sorghum (2013-12-02), Mwadalu 2013a
PAPER: Finn's Weaver history and threats (2013-11-25), Bhargava 2000a
PAPER: Weavers in fragmented forests (2013-11-18), Rakotoarisoa 2013a
PAPER: Quelea cestodes (2013-11-11), Ba 2013a
PAPER: Breeding study of fodies in Madagascar (2013-11-04), Solohery 2013a
PAPER: Avian malaria in weavers in the Western Cape (2013-10-28), Okanga 2013c
BOOKS: First handbook series of African birds (2013-10-21), Mackworth 1955a
PAPER: Sociable Weaver nest used by Verreaux's Eagle (2013-10-14), Visagie 2013a
PAPER: Population trends in Sociable Weavers (2013-10-07), Altwegg 2013a
PAPER: How long does it take a weaver to build a nest? (2013-09-30), Williams 1977a
PAPER: Sociable Weaver nest on the move (2013-09-23), Friedmann 1930a
PAPER: First Village Weaver record in Egypt (2013-09-16), Crochet 2012a
BOOK: Extinct and rediscovered weavers (2013-09-09), Hume 2012a
PAPER: Mesh size and bird capture rates (2013-09-02), Akinpelu 2013a
PAPER: Breeding in White-browed Sparrow-Weavers (2013-08-26), Harrison 2013a
NEWSPAPER: Citizen science in the Cape Times (2013-08-19), Underhill 2013a
PAPER: Learning and memory in nest building by weavers (2013-08-12), Walsh 2013a
THESIS: Attitudes toward Red-billed Queleas (2013-08-05), Manyama 2013a
PAPER: Birds using weaver nests (2013-07-29), Martin 1961a
PAPER: Predation by Vervet Monkey (2013-07-22), Cronje 2013a
PAPER: Predation by Common Egg-eaters (2013-07-15), Bates 2013a
BOOK: Le Vaillant's travels in South Africa (2013-07-08), Vaillant 1796a
PDF: Checklist of Angolan birds (2013-07-01), Mills 2013b
PAPER: Sakalava Weaver nesting associations (2013-06-24), Gardner 2011a
PAPER: Nesting of Speke's Weaver in Kenya (2013-06-17), Gichuki 1988a
NEWSPAPER: Ringing is for the birds (2013-06-10), Kelly 2013a
PAPER: PHOWN progress report (2013-06-03), Oschadleus 2013d
BOOK: DDT in the White-browed Sparrow-weaver (2013-05-27), Douthwaite 1994a
BOOK: Early Sociable Weaver nest photos (2013-05-20), Hutchinson 1946a
PAPER: Thick-billed Weaver and Cuckoo Finch related (2013-05-13), Mayr 2013a
PAPER: Ringing at White Elephant Lodge (2013-05-06), Roberts 2013a
PAPER: Survival rates in Nigerian birds (2013-04-29), Stevens 2013a
PAPER: More maternal effects in Sociable Weavers (2013-04-22), Paquet 2013a
PAPER: Oldest Seychelles Fody (2013-04-15), Oschadleus 2013c
PAPER: Nectar feast for weavers (2013-04-08), Symes 2013a
PAPER: Nests of the Black-chinned Weaver described (2013-04-01), Mills 2013a
BOOK: 50 nests (2013-03-25), Beals 2011a
BOOK: Best LBJ guide (2013-03-18), Peacock 2012b
PAPER: Birds in hedges (2013-03-11), Usieta 2013a
PAPER: Ultrasonic bird repeller (2013-03-04), Ogochukwu 2012a
PAPER: Seasonality of breeding in savannah birds (2013-02-25), Cox 2013a
PAPER: Bird report of Gobir in Niger (2013-02-11), Manvell 2010a
PAPER: Seasonal metabolism of Southern Red Bishops (2013-02-04), Ven 2013a
PAPER: Thermoregulation in Sociable Weaver nests (2013-01-28), Dijk 2013a
New weaver items added this week (2013-01-24), Oschadleus 2013a
PAPER: White-browed Sparrow-weaver thermoregulation (2013-01-21), Smit 2013a
PAPER: Bird types in Tervuren (2013-01-14), Louette 2010a
PAPER: Bird changes in Somerset West (2013-01-07), Carter 2012a
PAPER: Effect of hormones in weavers (2012-12-31), Bhardwaj 2012a
PAPER: Prostigmatan mites in weavers (2012-12-24), Skoracki 2012a
PAPER: Baya Weaver colonies (2012-12-17), Prasad 2012a
PAPER: Roosting Madagascar Fodies (2012-12-10), Greig-Smith 1982a
PAPER: Southern Masked Weaver colony notes (2012-12-03), Adams 1986a
BOOK: Earliest reference to identifiable weaver in Africa (2012-11-26), Sousa 1675a
PAPER: Chewing lice of 3 weavers (2012-11-19), Halajian 2012a
PAPER: Colony size predicts brood parasitism in Southern Red Bishops (2012-11-12), Brown 2007a
PAPER: Maternal effects in Sociable Weavers (2012-11-05), Dijk 2012a
PAPER: Introduced weavers in Australia (2012-10-29), Moulton 2012a
PAPER: Sociable Weavers and paper wasps (2012-10-22),
PAPER: Quelea predator (2012-10-15), Buij 2012a
BOOK: Social organisation in weavers (2012-10-08), Crook 1964a
PAPER: Haemoparasites in exotic wetland passerines (2012-10-01), Ventim 2012a
BOOKS: The Atlas of Southern African Birds (2012-09-24), Harrison 1997a
BOOKS: Priest's eggs of Southern African birds (2012-09-17), Priest 1948a
PAPER: Birds of Ambondrolava, Madagascar (2012-09-10), Gardner 2012a
BOOK: The Birds of Africa. Vol 7 (2012-09-03), Fry 2004a
PAPER: Birds captured for merit release (2012-08-27), Gilbert 2012a
BOOK: Roberts geographic variation of southern African birds (2012-08-20), Chittenden 2012a
PAPER: Avian maleria in Indian Ocean birds (2012-08-13), Ishtiaq 2012a
PAPER: Red-billed Quelea plumages (2012-08-06), Walsh 2012a
PAPER: Mites in weaver nests (2012-07-30), Chaudhury 2012a
BOOK: Linnaeus Systema Naturae, ed. 10 (2012-07-23), Linnaeus 1758a
PAPER: Weaver nests as death traps (2012-07-16),
PAPER: Nelicourvi Weaver breeding study (2012-07-09),
PAPER: Sex of Taveta Golden Weaver chicks (2012-06-18),
PAPER: Recent African records (2012-06-13),
PAPER: Age-related variation in Red Bishop plumage (2012-06-08), Edler 2012a
PAPER: Oldest Sociable Weaver (2012-05-24),
PAPER: Red-headed Weaver colony revisited. (2012-04-24),
PiX magazine: "... offset your carbon footprint – let your pics count for conservation" (2012-04-19),
PAPER: Estimating Bird Damage to Rice (2012-04-15), Mey 2012a
PAPER: Blood parasites in Southern Red Bishops (2012-03-22), Friedl 2012a
PAPER: Avian types in Lubango, Angola (2012-03-18), Dean 2012a
PAPER: Frugivores in Kakamega Forest (2012-03-15), Menke 2012a
PAPER: No avian maleria in 2 Nigerian weavers (2012-02-20), Karamba 2012a
PAPER: Foudia speciation (2012-02-15), Warren 2012a
PAPER: Blood parasites of Nigerian birds (2012-01-02), Oladele 2012a
PAPER: Birds on Robben Island since 2000 (2011-11-29), Sherley 2011a
PAPER: Breeding biology of the Loango Weaver (2011-11-11),
PAPER: mass variation in Nigerian savannah birds (2011-09-30), Cox 2011a
PAPER: Largest Red-headed Weaver colony (2011-08-31),
BOOK: Birds of Sri Lanka (2011-08-24), Harrison 2011a
PAPER: Rediscovered species (2011-08-15), Scheffers 2011a
PAPER: Nest building in Southern Masked Weavers (2011-08-06), Walsh 2011a
PAPER: Baya Weaver lice (2011-07-27), Arya 2011a
Weaver literature (2011-07-25),
PAPER: Blood parasites in birds in greater Cape Town (2011-07-13), Schultz 2011a
PAPER: Weaver eye colours (2011-06-08), Oschadleus 2011g
PAPER: Lufira Masked Weaver range (2011-05-11), Craig 2011a
PAPERS: Chestnut Weaver records (2011-04-18), Whittington 2011a
PAPER: Nelspruit bird changes (2011-04-11), Mckenzie 2011b
PAPER: Gabar Goshawk attack on weavers (2011-02-23), Gjerstad 2010a
PAPER: Eagle predation on quelea colony (2011-02-23), Bernitz 2010a
PAPER: Range changes (2011-02-22), Hockey 2011a
PAPER: Sociable Weaver helpers (2011-02-01),
BOOK: Birds of the World, 15 (2010-12-31), Hoyo 2010a
PAPER: Marooned Mauritius Fodies (2010-12-17), Cristinacce 2010b
PAPER: Ploceus cucullatus nigriceps ringed in South Africa (2010-10-15), Brooks 2010a
BOOK: Birds of Africa (2010-09-25), Sinclair 2010a
PAPER: Unique Quelea predator (2010-09-15), Vincent 2010a
PAPER: Village Weavers' sweet tooth (2010-09-14), Odendaal 2010a
PAPER: Plumage and age effects in Male Southern Red Bishops (2010-08-19), Edler 2010b
PAPER: Eggs of cuckoos and host weavers (2010-07-19), Spottiswoode 2010b
PAPER: Moult and biometrics of adult Southern Red Bishops (2010-06-29), Craig 2010a
PAPER: Wintering ecology - Lesser Spotted Eagles and Red-billed Quelea (2010-06-12), Meyburg 2010a
PAPER: The Lubango Bird Skin Collection (2010-05-07), Mills 2010a
PAPER: Differences in the timing of primary moult (2010-04-14), Bonnevie 2010b
PAPER: Quelea lice (2010-04-07), Sychra 2010a
PAPER: Cape Weaver parasites (2010-03-29), Schultz 2010a
PAPER: Southern Red Bishop plumage (2010-01-21), Edler 2010a
PAPER: Yellow Bishop type specimen (2010-01-07), Oschadleus 2009h
PAPER: Red-billed Quelea irruption (2009-12-13), Oschadleus 2009g
Birds and Environmental Change (2009-11-12), Villiers 2009a
PAPER: Nest morphology in African weaver birds (2009-10-25), Walsh 2010a
PAPER: Tail length in widows and bishops (2009-09-16), Prager 2009a
PAPER: Rediscovery of the Lake Lufira Weaver (2009-09-03), Louette 2009a
PAPER: Weaver specimens in northern Mozambique (2009-08-04), Dean 2007d
PAPER: Morphometrics of White-browed Sparrow-Weavers (2009-07-28), Leitner 2009a
PAPER: Correct name of the Red-headed Weaver (2009-07-16), Oschadleus 2009b
Newly published (2009-05-19), Ash 2009a
PAPER: Endemic birds of Sao Tome (2009-05-14), Dallimer 2009a
Sociable weaver life-history (2009-04-09), Spottiswoode 2009a
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