Fox's Weaver Ploceus spekeoides

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers)

Authority: Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1947

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is very poorly known and has only been recorded from one area. It is assumed to have a moderately small population which may be declining. It is possibly threatened by drainage and cattle grazing in its small range. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 33,300 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ploceus spekeoides. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/foxs-weaver-ploceus-spekeoides on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/12/2023.