Scaly Weaver Sporopipes squamifrons Scientific name definitions

H. Dieter Oschadleus
Version: 2.0 — Published February 23, 2023

Conservation and Management

The latest IUCN Red List assessment considers the Scaly Weaver as a species of Least Concern (117).

Effects of Human Activity

The Scaly Weaver is an abundant bird throughout much of its range, and it responds positively to thornbush encroachment as a result of overgrazing, which is currently the most widespread modification of its Kalahari habitat (46).


The species is not globally threatened, and is well-represented in protected areas (2). It is common to abundant in many areas.

Recommended Citation

Oschadleus, H. D. (2023). Scaly Weaver (Sporopipes squamifrons), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (G. D. Engelbrecht, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.scawea1.02