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Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)

Wikipedia Abstract

The dark-backed weaver (Ploceus bicolor), also known as the forest weaver, is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
3
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
14
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.95221
EDGE Score: 1.37427

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  41 grams
Birth Weight [1]  2.8 grams
Clutch Size [2]  3

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Angolan montane forest-grassland mosaic Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Angolan Scarp savanna and woodlands Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Knysna-Amatole montane forests South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Maputaland coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Mozambique, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Gabon, Congo, Democratic Rep of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Zambezian Baikiaea woodlands Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Addo Elephant National Park II 348463 Eastern Cape, South Africa
Bluff Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 114 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Hlane Royal National Park VI 30892 Swaziland  
Itala Game Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve II 72822 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kakamega Forest Reseve Forest Reserve 44820 Kenya
Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 554 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Kiunga Marine National Reserve VI 60208 Kenya  
Kora National Park II 409762 Kenya
Krantzkloof Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 1452 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Malindi-Watamu Biosphere Reserve 48433 Kenya  
Mariannwood Nature Reserve   South Africa      
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
Ndimba Forest Reserve 3102 Tanzania  
New Germany Nature Reserve 272 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
North Park Nature Reserve Provincial Nature Reserve IV 104 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Palmiet Nature Reserve   Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Pande Forest Reserve Game Reserve IV 3094 Tanzania  
Parc National de la Lopé National Park 1227419 Gabon  
Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve 25 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa      
Queen Elizabeth National Park II 522052 Uganda
Shongweni Resources Reserve 42008 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Silverglen Nature Reserve 566 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Takamanda National Park II 167041 Cameroon  
Treasure Beach Nature Reserve   Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Uluguru Forest Reserves   Tanzania      
Umbogavango Nature Reserve 89 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Umhlanga Lagoon Provincial Nature Reserve 95 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  
Virginia Bush Nature Reserve 94 Kwazulu Natal, South Africa  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Antiaris toxicaria[3]
Blighia unijugata (Triangle Tops)[3]
Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[3]
Commiphora harveyi[4]
Cyphostemma cyphopetalum subsp. cyphopetalum[3]
Dracaena fragrans (fragrant dracaena)[3]
Ficus burtt-davyi (Veld Fig)[5]
Ficus sur (Cape fig)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Andropadus importunus (Sombre Greenbul)2
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)3
Arizelocichla milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)1
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)3
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)1
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)1
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)4
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)4
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)4
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)4
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Cinnyris afer (Greater double-collared sunbird)1
Cinnyris chalybeus (Southern double-collared sunbird)1
Colius striatus (Speckled Mousebird)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)4
Cossypha caffra (Cape Robin-Chat)1
Crithagra gularis (Streaky-headed Seedeater)1
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)3
Dicrurus adsimilis (Fork-tailed Drongo)1
Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)2
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)3
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)1
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)2
Hedydipna collaris (Collared sunbird)1
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)3
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Starling)1
Lanius collaris (Common Fiscal)1
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)1
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)3
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)1
Monticola rupestris (Cape Rock Thrush)1
Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)2
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Notopholia corrusca (Black-bellied Starling)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)2
Oriolus larvatus (Black-headed Oriole)2
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Parus funereus (Dusky Tit)1
Parus niger (Southern Black Tit)1
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)1
Phoeniculus purpureus (Green Wood Hoopoe)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)2
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)1
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)2
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)2
Ploceus nigerrimus (Vieillot's Black Weaver)1
Ploceus nigricollis (Black-necked Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)5
Pogoniulus pusillus (Red-fronted Tinkerbird)2
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)1
Prinia maculosa (Karoo Prinia)1
Procavia capensis (Rock Hyrax)1
Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)7
Rhabdomys pumilio (Four-striped grass mouse)1
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)1
Schistolais leucopogon (White-chinned prinia)1
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)5
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)2
Telophorus zeylonus (Bokmakierie)1
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)2
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)2
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)2
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus olivaceus (Olive Thrush)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)2
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)1
Zosterops pallidus (Cape White-eye)2
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)5

Distribution

Takamanda Forest Reserve;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605 2Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303 3Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press. 4Seed Dispersal by Birds in a South African and a Malagasy Commiphora Species, Bärbel Bleher, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecotropica 6: 43–53, 2000 5"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
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