Weaver Wednesday 3: range changes in S Africa
Holub's Golden Weaver Ploceus xanthops
Range changes in SA
Range change summary
In South Africa the Holub's Golden Weaver has many more grid cells with increases in reporting rate than cells showing decreases, between SABAP1 (1987-1991) and SABAP2 (2007-).
The points below match the points on the map above.
Areas with very large increases include:
1. Limpopo province.
2. Mpumalanga, centered on Nelspruit (also the core of its range in South Africa).
3. KwaZulu-Natal midlands.
Areas with very large decreases:
On the edges of its range in South Africa, particularly around the areas of high increases in Limpopo (no. 1) and the western edge of the KwaZulu-Natal midlands (no. 3).