Ploceus megarhynchus Hume, 1869 - Finn's Weaver

Subspecies in India

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

 

 

 

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Ploceus megarhynchus - Finn's Weaver



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).
 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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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.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Ploceus megarhynchus Hume, 1869 – Finn's Weaver. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/ploceus-megarhynchus, accessed 2024/06/25.