AnAge entry for Quelea quelea

Classification (HAGRID: 00945)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Passeriformes
                Family: Ploceidae
                    Genus: Quelea
Species
Quelea quelea
Common name
Red-billed quelea

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
10 years (wild)
Source
ref. 994
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Although this is one of the most abundant birds in the world, not much is known about its lifespan. One specimen ringed as an adult was recaptured more than 10 years later [0994].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
730 days
Male sexual maturity
730 days
Gestation
Clutch or litter size
Breedings per year
Weight at birth
Adult weight
17.5 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 562669
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 187445
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