Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers)

Authority: (Reichenow, 1899)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classed as Near Threatened because it is suspected to be experiencing a moderately rapid population decline, owing habitat destruction and degradation across its range and almost qualifies for listing under criteria A2c+3c+4c. Any evidence of a rapid population decline may qualify this species for a higher threat category.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 734,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ploceus olivaceiceps. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/olive-headed-weaver-ploceus-olivaceiceps on 11/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 11/12/2023.