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Ibadan Malimbe Malimbus ibadanensis

(species text)

PHOWN priorities: none yet

Most recent PHOWN record for this species (recent thumbnails and full species listing at end of this web page):

Vm 13822

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 2

Colony size

Colony size for this species in PHOWN (min - mean - max, sample size) and published data:
PHOWN Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
- - (n=0)no information
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
tree - 2

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
mainly May-Aug, but nesting recorded also in Feb, Sept, Oct and Dec

Figure above right: breeding seasonality shown as records per month (if available), where months are numbered from January where January=1 etc.
The records are grouped into 6 regions: Safr=southern Africa, Cafr=central Africa, Wafr=western Africa, Eafr=eastern Africa, Asia=southern Asia, IO=Indian Ocean islands
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Breeding distribution

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Published breeding information

Breeding information based on Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15.

mainly May-Aug, but nesting recorded also in Feb, Sept, Oct and Dec
placed 12-20 m above ground near tip of branch of mature forest tree
in one case male worked on two separate nests and female lined one of these, at another nest second male assisted in construction
no information
1-2 eggs
pale greenish-white with small irregular spots and underlying lilac shading
one egg 23 x 15 mm
incubation by female, estimated period 14 days
chicks fed by both male and female, estimated nestling period at least 14 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records

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Vm 13822

Vm 13821

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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13821, 1996-5-15,0,Nigeria, IITA, Oyo State, Leventis, T, tree
13822, 1988-2-15,0,Nigeria, Moniya, Oyo State, Leventis, T, tree

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [231] - Discovery [114]: Ibadan Malimbe (2016-11-16)
Weaver Wednesday [116]: Ibadan Malimbe (2014-09-03)