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First PHOWN record from Sierra Leone

2012-05-10 (215)

During a visit to Tonkolili Iron Ore Mine in Sierra Leone, John Pallett took a photo of a Village Weaver colony (see record details here (to see a large photo, go to the record, and click on Large Photos). This is also the most westerly PHOWN record to date. Several males were displaying in the colony. The photo was taken in February, and this fits in with the breeding season recorded in neighbouring Liberia where it is Sept-Apr.

Weavers found in Sierra Leone are Thick-billed Weaver, Red-headed Quelea, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Northern Red Bishop, Red-collared Widowbird, Black-winged Bishop, Yellow-mantled Widowbird, Compact Weaver, Village Weaver, Orange Weaver, Vieillot's Black Weaver, Black-necked Weaver, Slender-billed Weaver, Yellow-mantled Weaver, Maxwell's Black Weaver, Preuss's Weaver, Gola Malimbe, Crested Malimbe, Blue-billed Malimbe, Red-headed Malimbe, and Red-vented Malimbe.