Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers)

Authority: Baker & Baker, 1990

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small range, within which the conversion of swamps is causing an ongoing decline in the area of habitat. It is therefore considered Vulnerable. Habitat loss may accelerate with increased agricultural development, and this species should be monitored to assess whether its threat status needs to be upgraded.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,400 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ploceus burnieri. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.