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Chestnut-crowned Sparrow-weaver Plocepasser superciliosus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

IUCN Red List criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency low
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 7,460,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 5.8 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon and local (Fry and Keith 2004).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Benin extant native yes
Burkina Faso extant native yes
Cameroon extant native yes
Central African Republic extant native yes
Chad extant native yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native yes
Côte d'Ivoire extant native yes
Eritrea extant native yes
Ethiopia extant native yes
Gambia extant native yes
Ghana extant native yes
Guinea extant native yes
Guinea-Bissau extant native yes
Kenya extant native yes
Mali extant native yes
Niger extant native yes
Nigeria extant native yes
Senegal extant native yes
South Sudan extant native yes
Sudan extant native
Togo extant native yes
Uganda extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Lake Kompienga
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park
Central African Republic André Félix National Park complex
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bozoum
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Cameroon Waza National Park
Cameroon Mayo-Louti Forest Reserve
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit
Eritrea Mareb escarpment
Ethiopia Shire lowlands in the Tekeze valley
Ethiopia Jemma and Jara valleys
Ethiopia Gambella National Park
Ghana Mole National Park
Gambia Kiang West National Park
Gambia Birufu - Darsilami area
Guinea Nialama
Guinea Mafou
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park
Nigeria Amurum woodlands (Taboru)
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Kamuku National Park
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
Sudan Dinder
Sudan Lake Kundi
South Sudan Radom
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
South Sudan Southern National Park
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Kidepo
South Sudan Nimule
Senegal Delta du Saloum
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
Chad Binder - Léré
Togo Kéran National Park
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Ghana Gbele Resource Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Plocepasser superciliosus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/chestnut-crowned-sparrow-weaver-plocepasser-superciliosus on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/02/2024.