oa Journal of East African Natural History - Data from a colony of Vieillot's Black Weaver, Melanopteryx (Ploceus) Nigerrimus Vieillot
|Article Title||Data from a colony of Vieillot's Black Weaver, Melanopteryx (Ploceus) Nigerrimus Vieillot|
|© Publisher:||East African Natural History Society|
|Journal||Journal of East African Natural History|
|Publication Date||Jul 1970|
|Pages||62 - 63|
|Keyword(s)||Clutch size, Colony of Black Weavers, Food of the nestlings, King's College, Budo, near Kampala, Nest contents, Sex ratio in the colony and Spacing of hatchings|
In September 1965 it became necessary to destroy a colony of Black Weavers on the school compound at King's College, Budo, near Kampala. The writer was present and was able to remove approximately half of the nests individually and so obtain a record of their contents and a number of specimens of young for analysis of gut contents. The resulting data throw light on the sex ratio in the colony, clutch size, spacing of hatchings and food of the nestlings. The total number of nests present was 59 and 30 of these were removed for examination. They represented an entire section of the colony and may be regarded as a representative sample of it.
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