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Asian Golden Weaver Ploceus hypoxanthus

(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 5292

No of records in PHOWN for this species: 4

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
14 - 17.7 - 23 (n=3)small colonies
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Nest site

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

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Jul in Myanmar, Jul-Sept in Thailand, Aug in Laos and Jan-Jun in Java

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.

Apparently monogmous, perhaps occasionally polygynous
Jul in Myanmar, Jul-Sept in Thailand, Aug in Laos and Jan-Jun in Java
strongly attached to vegetation over water or very swampy ground, often less than 1 m above surface, usually in reeds or bulrushes (Typha), less commonly in tree or shrub and then higher than 2 m above ground
built initially by male, completed with assistance of female
small colonies
2 eggs, rarely 3
greyish-white, sometimes with a few spots
average size of eleven eggs 18 x 13.5 mm (Java)
incubation apparently by female only
chicks fed primarily by female (most often by regurgitation), only occasionally by male

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records

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Vm 5292

Vm 1255

Vm 1254

Vm 1253

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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1253, 2009-7-30,16,Thailand, a fishery pond by a temple near the gulp of Thailand, Sankamethawee W; Niti Sukumal, tree
1254, 2010-8-24,14,Thailand, Fishery pond near the temple, Sankamethawee W; Niti Sukumal, tree
1255, 2011-4-23,23,Thailand, rice field, flood plain near the river , Sankamethawee W, tree
5292, 2008-7-5,0,Thailand, Lumlukka, Pathum Thani, Ericsson, Peter , other

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [131] - Discovery [14]: Asian Golden Weaver (2014-12-17)
Weaver Wednesday [39]: Asian Golden Weaver (2013-03-13)