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Quelea quelea (Red-billed Quelea)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-billed quelea (Quelea quelea), also known as the red-billed weaver or red-billed dioch, is the world's most abundant wild bird species, with an estimated adult breeding population of 1.5 billion pairs. Some estimates of the overall population have been as large as 10 billion. The entire population is found in sub-Saharan Africa and is generally absent from thickly forested regions and the southern reaches of South Africa. It is a small passerine bird of the weaver family, Ploceidae.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
16
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.12879
EDGE Score: 1.813

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  19.5 grams
Birth Weight [2]  1.8 grams
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  90 %
Clutch Size [6]  2
Fledging [1]  13 days
Incubation [5]  10 days
Mating Display [2]  Ground display
Maximum Longevity [4]  10 years
Female Maturity [4]  2 years
Male Maturity [4]  2 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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
Horn of Africa Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Oman, Somalia, Yemen No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Dactyloctenium aegyptium (Durban crowsfoot grass)[7]
Echinochloa colonum[7]
Echinochloa pyramidalis (antelope grass)[5]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Circus macrourus (Pallid Harrier)[7]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Biuterina quelea <Unverified Name>[8]
Echinocotyle dolosa <Unverified Name>[8]
Paruterina quelea <Unverified Name>[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

External References

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
3Hamish 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
4de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
5Ward, P. (1965), "THE BREEDING BIOLOGY OF THE BLACK-FACED DIOCH QUELEA QUELEA IN NIGERIA". Ibis, 107: 326–349
6Jetz 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
7del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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