Kilombero Weaver Ploceus burnieri

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers and allies)

Authority: Baker & Baker, 1990

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v);C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small, fragmented range, within which habitat loss and/or increased pesticide use are suspected to be causing a continuing decline in its small population. The species 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

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 (2019) Species factsheet: Ploceus burnieri. Downloaded from on 16/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/10/2019.