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PHOWN records for Kenya

2012-03-05 (196)

Colin Jackson submitted the second and third PHOWN records for Kenya, and both records are interesting for different reasons. Record VM 1976 is a large Village Weaver colony. Initial data in PHOWN indicates that there may be a latitudinal trend in colony sizes for this species. This hypothesis can be tested - the second PHOWN priority has a web page that tracks colony sizes for this species by latitude, and is updated every time a new colony (with counts) is accepted in PHOWN. See the PHOWN priority page here - at the bottom of this web page are some tips for counting large weaver colonies!

Colin's second record from Kenya is VM 1977 for a White-browed Sparrow-Weaver colony. Colin notes that this species is a new-comer to Ngulia in the past 2 years.

For all Kenyan PHOWN records, see here.

Photo: Village Weaver colony (Colin Jackson)

PHOWN priority 2: Village Weaver