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Quelea, Red-billed
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Quelea quelea
Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Central Africa, East Africa, Eastern Cape Province, Free State Province, Gauteng Province, Global, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, Kenya, KwaZulu Natal Province, Lesotho, Limpopo Province, Malawi, Mozambique, Mpumalanga Province, Namibia, Nigeria, North Africa, North West Province, Northern Cape Province, Rwanda, South Africa, South Central Africa, Southern Africa, Swaziland Read more
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The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as possibly the most abundant bird in the world (Fry and Keith 2004). ...
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The Red-billed Quelea (Quelea quelea) is the world's most abundant wild bird species, with an estimated adult breeding population of 1.5 billion pairs.[ 2] Some estimates of the overall population have been as large as 10 billion.[ 3] The entire population is found in sub-Saharan Africa and is generally absent from deeply forested regions and the southern reaches of South Africa. It is a small passerine bird of the weaver family Ploceidae. ...
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