LC
White-headed Buffalo-weaver Dinemellia dinemelli



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 -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 3,230,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 3.6 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (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
Djibouti extant native yes
Ethiopia extant native yes
Kenya extant native yes
Somalia extant native yes
South Sudan extant native yes
Sudan extant native yes
Tanzania extant native yes
Uganda extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Yangudi-Rassa National Park
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park
Ethiopia Omo National Park
Ethiopia Nechisar National Park and surroundings
Ethiopia Genale river
Ethiopia Mago National Park
Ethiopia Lower Wabi Shebelle river and Warder
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest
Ethiopia Liben plains and Negele woodlands
Ethiopia Konso - Segen
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Dawa - Wachile
Ethiopia Lake Chew Bahir
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Kenya Dida Galgalu desert
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Samburu and Buffalo Springs National Reserves
Kenya Shaba National Reserve
Kenya Amboseli National Park
Kenya Lake Baringo
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Kidepo
Somalia Saylac
Somalia Gacan Libaax
Somalia Boorama plains
Somalia Ceel Hammure
Somalia Hobyo
Somalia Xarardheere - Awale Rugno
Somalia War Harqaan - isha Dolondole
Somalia Xawaadley reservoir
Somalia Jowhar - Warshiikh
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Jasiira lagoon and Muqdisho islets
Somalia Arbowerow
Somalia Aangole - Farbiito
Somalia Far Waamo
Somalia Laag Badaana
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Ruaha National Park
Tanzania Serengeti National Park
Tanzania Tarangire National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Mkomazi National Park
Tanzania Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir
Tanzania Usangu flats
Tanzania Wembere steppe
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle)

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry marginal resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) marginal resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Dinemellia dinemelli. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-headed-buffalo-weaver-dinemellia-dinemelli on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/03/2024.