Weaver news

First PHOWN record for Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver

2012-08-06 (250)

Lia Steen, an avid SABAP2 atlasser, visited Kenya in June 2007 and yesterday she uploaded 4 PHOWN records from this trip. One of these records is the first PHOWN record of the Donaldson-Smith's Sparrow-Weaver (see PHOWN 2646). The colony had 2 nests. Very little is known about the breeding of this species. This species is usually colonial but the only information about colony size is "up to 20 nests in single tree" (see species summary here).

Birders living in, or visiting, East Africa can contribute to the knowledge of this species by submitting PHOWN records with nest counts!