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Tanganyika Masked Weaver Ploceus reichardi

(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 19397

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
20 - 20.0 - 20 (n=1)Males territorial, in colonies with up to 150 nests
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Nest site

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

Breeding seasonality

PHOWN Records per month for this species


Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 15
Apr in Tanzania; pobably Dec in Zambia

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.

Probably polygynous
Apr in Tanzania; pobably Dec in Zambia
suspended from bushes over water, or attached at side to single grass or reed stalks, 1.5-3 m above ground or water level
woven by male
Males territorial, in colonies with up to 150 nests
2-3 eggs
either bluish with dark brown spots or greyish-olive with diffuse darker markings
average size of seven eggs 20.4 x 13.8 mm (Tanzania)
no information
no information

Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records

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Vm 19397

Vm 1900

List of all PHOWN records for this species

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1900, 2012-1-24,0,Tanzania, Near Katavi NP, beside the main road in-between the two villages of Kibaoni and Lalangulu at the roadside drainage, Oliver, Paul , tree
19397, 2016-4-3,20,Zambia, bridge over Saisi R, near border with Tanzania, Willems, Frank; Carl Beel, reed

All PHOWN news items relating to this species

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Weaver Wednesday [198] - Discovery [81]: Tanganyika Masked Weaver (2016-03-30)
Weaver Wednesday [72]: Tanganyika Masked Weaver (2013-10-30)
First Tanganyika Masked Weaver PHOWN record (2012-02-06)