Finn's Weaver Ploceus megarhynchus

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers)

Authority: Hume, 1869

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category

This species is thought now to occur in just two small subpopulations and to be suffering a continuing decline, with a very rapid reduction suspected for the western population as a result of the loss and degradation of terai grasslands, principally through conversion to agriculture and overgrazing. While the eastern population is thought to be stable or only slowly declining, it is also suspected to be very small. As a result, the species is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 649,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ploceus megarhynchus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023.