LC
Rüppell's Weaver Ploceus galbula



Taxonomy

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.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 24 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,260,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally abundant (Ash and Miskell 1998, 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 Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Djibouti N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Forêt de Day
Djibouti Ali Sabieh - Assâmo
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river
Eritrea Dehalak Archipelago and offshore islands
Eritrea Central Plateau (Keren)
Eritrea Massawa coast
Eritrea Ghinda
Eritrea Asmara escarpment
Eritrea Gulf of Zula
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit
Ethiopia Yangudi-Rassa National Park
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Somalia Daalo
Somalia Saylac
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Boorama plains
Saudi Arabia Shallal ad-Dahna
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish
Yemen Mahwit
Yemen Al-Kadan area
Yemen Al-'Urj
Yemen Jabal Sumarah
Yemen Mafraq al-Mukha
Yemen Wadi Hajar
Yemen Wadi Jahr
Yemen Wadi al-Birayn
Yemen Jabal Iraf
Yemen High mountains of Ibb
Yemen Jabal Bura
Yemen Ta'izz wadis
Yemen Hawf deciduous cloud forest
Yemen Al-Murah

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2700 m

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Ploceus galbula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/06/2022.