Bates's Weaver Ploceus batesi

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers and allies)

Authority: (Sharpe, 1908)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is certainly rare and has not been found during survey work in Cameroon over the past few years. However, the reasons for its rarity are unclear and there may be specific habitat requirements, as yet unknown, limiting its distribution. The population is likely to be small and probably declining, owing to habitat loss and/or alteration, and it is therefore classified as Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 68,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Ploceus batesi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/09/2021.