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PHOWN 2014

2015-01-01 (611)

Weaver colonies in 2014

2014 has been a record year with over 6600 PHOWN (PHOtos of Weaver Nests) records submitted. PHOWN records are important because they provide data on the breeding distributions of weavers, as well as providing ecological information on breeding of weavers.

10 species were added to PHOWN for the first time in 2014 (link goes to the first PHOWN record for each of these species):
Madagascar Fody
Black Bishop
Mauritius Fody
Cardinal Quelea
Usambara Weaver
Chestnut-mantled Sparrow-Weaver
Katanga Masked Weaver
Brown-capped Weaver
Sao Tome Weaver
Ibadan Malimbe

Stats for 2014:

2014 Records Participants Weaver species Countries
Total 6609 119 61 24
Top Pieter Cronje
S Masked Weaver
South Africa

Are there enough records in PHOWN? No! Please continue submitting records for PHOWN and the other ADU Virtual Museum projects in 2015 (old records also very welcome)!

Thanks to all PHOWN participants!