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Ploceus castaneiceps (Taveta Weaver)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Taveta weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. The name of the bird comes from the unique markings/coloration of the bird, as well as how these birds weave intricate nests.
View Wikipedia Record: Ploceus castaneiceps

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.92569
EDGE Score: 1.36754


Adult Weight [1]  19 grams
Birth Weight [1]  2.6 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  80 %
Forages - Ground [2]  100 %
Clutch Size [3]  2


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Acacia-Commiphora bushlands and thickets Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amboseli National Park National Reserve II 99624 Kenya
Tsavo West National Park II 2240010 Kenya      

Important Bird Areas

BirdLife Species Factsheet: View Factsheet
Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Amboseli National Park Kenya A3
Arusha National Park Tanzania A1, A2, A3, A4i, A4iii
Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir Tanzania A1, A3, A4i
Tsavo West National Park Kenya A1, A3

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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Adventure Aquarium
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Binder Park Zoo
Bird Park Marlow
Birmingham Zoo
Bramble Park Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Caldwell Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Cape May County Park Zoo
Central Park Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cologne Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Detroit Zoological Society
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Ellen Trout Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Lee Richardson Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
National Aviary in Pittsburgh
North of England Zoological Society
Oakland Zoo
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Reid Park Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Riverside Zoo
Safari West
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoo
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Tierpark Hagenbeck GmbH
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Virginia Zoological Park
Westfalischer Zoologischer Gtn Munster
Zoo Atlanta
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH

Range Map



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
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Jetz 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
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access