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Ploceus megarhynchus Hume, 1869 – Finn's Weaver

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is rare. It inhabits dense grasslands in the Terai region of the Himalaya in India (mainly in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Assam) and Nepal. It breeds during May-September and forages in flocks (BirdLife International 2018). 

Conservation Status: 

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. This species is also captured for trading (BirdLife International 2001).

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Ploceus megarhynchus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22719011A131673620. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22719011A131673620.en. Accessed on 12 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2021. Ploceus megarhynchus Hume, 1869 – Finn's Weaver. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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