LC
Sakalava Weaver Ploceus sakalava



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
- - -

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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 584,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Morris and Hawkins 1998).

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
Madagascar N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Madagascar Analamerana Special Reserve
Madagascar Ankarana Special Reserve
Madagascar Lake Sahaka - Analabe NPA and extension
Madagascar Daraina Forest
Madagascar Sahamalaza - Radama Islands National Marine Park
Madagascar Baly Bay National Park
Madagascar Ankarafantsika National Park and Ampijoroa
Madagascar Cap Saint André forest and wetlands
Madagascar Tsingy de Namoroka National Park
Madagascar Maningoza Special Reserve
Madagascar Kasijy Special Reserve
Madagascar Tambohorano Wetland NPA
Madagascar Bemamba Wetland Complex
Madagascar Manambolomaty wetland complex and Tsimembo Classified Forest
Madagascar Wetlands of the Tsiribihina delta and upper Tsiribihina river
Madagascar Menabe forest complex
Madagascar Kirindy Mite National Park and extension
Madagascar Mangoky-Ankazoabo Complex NPA
Madagascar Mikea
Madagascar Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park and extension
Madagascar Saint Augustin Forest
Madagascar Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve
Madagascar Tsimanampetsotsa National Park
Madagascar Mahafaly Plateau Forest complex
Madagascar Andohahela National Park - Section II
Madagascar Cape Sainte Marie Special Reserve and extension
Madagascar Andringitra National Park
Madagascar Kirindy Mitea National Park
Madagascar Kirindy-South Forest
Madagascar Mangoky-Ankazoabo Complex NPA

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Ploceus sakalava. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2020.