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Speke's Weaver Ploceus spekei

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 369,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Fry and Keith 2004).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Ethiopia Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Awash National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary site factsheet
Kenya Amboseli National Park site factsheet
Kenya Kianyaga valleys site factsheet
Kenya Lake Naivasha site factsheet
Kenya Lake Nakuru National Park site factsheet
Kenya Machakos valleys site factsheet
Kenya Nairobi National Park site factsheet
Somalia Boorama plains site factsheet
Somalia Gacan Libaax site factsheet
Somalia Xarardheere - Awale Rugno site factsheet
Tanzania Arusha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Eyasi site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania Serengeti National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Tarangire National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Ploceus spekei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Ploceidae (Weavers and allies)
Species name author (Heuglin, 1861)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 369,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change