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This account is part of the 8th edition of Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. This project is a joint collaboration between the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. H. Dieter Oschadleus revised the account. Peter Pyle contributed to the Plumages, Molts, and Structure page. Shawn M. Billerman contributed to the Systematics page. Arnau Bonan Barfull curated the media. Huy C. Truong updated the distribution map.
Sporopipes squamifrons (Smith, 1836)
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Scaly Weaver Sporopipes squamifrons Scientific name definitions
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.