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Ploceus subaureus (African Golden Weaver)

Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern golden weaver (Ploceus subaureus) is a species of bird in the Ploceidae family.It is found in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, and Tanzania.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 2.90807
EDGE Score: 1.36304


Adult Weight [1]  30 grams
Birth Weight [2]  2.8 grams
Female Weight [4]  26 grams
Male Weight [4]  35 grams
Weight Dimorphism [4]  34.6 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore, Granivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Nectar [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  70 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Clutch Size [5]  3
Mating Display [2]  Ground display


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania No
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland No

Prey / Diet

Aloidendron barberae (Tree aloe)[6]
Erythrina caffra[6]
Nicotiana glauca (tree tobacco)[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

External References


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
4Fry, CH and S. Keith. 2004. The birds of Africa. Volume VII. Academic Press, New York, New York, USA
5Jetz 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
6del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0