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Taveta Golden Weaver Ploceus castaneiceps

(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 30868

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 5

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
20 - 20.0 - 20 (n=1)Colonial
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Nest site

Type of nest site for this species in PHOWN:
reed - 3
tree - 1

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Oct-May in Kenya, and Sept-Jan and Apr-May in Tanzania

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.

presumed polygnous
Oct-May in Kenya, and Sept-Jan and Apr-May in Tanzania
suspended over water in reeds, bulrushes (Typha) or overhanging tree
No information
3 eggs
olive green with fine darker flecks
one measured 23 x 16 mm
in captivity, incubation period 13 days
in captivity, nestling period 16 days

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records

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Vm 30868

Vm 19097

Vm 13810

Vm 3483

Vm 997

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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997, 2010-12-2,20,Tanzania, Small reserve near Arusha, Perrins N, reed
3483, 2012-10-12,0,Tanzania, Ngare Sero Mountain Lodge, Pringle Stephen, reed
13810, 2012-10-18,0,Tanzania, Lake [Duluti ?], Leventis, T, reed
19097, 2016-4-6,0,Tanzania, TPC dam, near Pangani River , Christine Baissac , tree
30868, 2022-7-29,0,Tanzania, Usia river, Booysen M.,

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [206] - Discovery [89]: Taveta Golden Weaver (2016-05-25)
Weaver Wednesday [36]: Taveta Golden Weaver (2013-02-20)
PAPER: Sex of Taveta Golden Weaver chicks (2012-06-18)
PHOWN at 1000 (2011-08-05)