Giant Weaver Ploceus grandis

Family: Ploceidae (Weavers)

Authority: (Gray, 1844)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
Despite being described as common, this species potentially has a small population size. It is associated mostly with agroforests and non-forested areas, which might make it vulnerable to agricultural intensification. There is no strong evidence to support declines though, and so the species is listed here as Near Threatened. Further evidence regarding population trends and size could though mean that the species warrants re-categorising in the future.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 970 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ploceus grandis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.