Golden-backed Weaver

Scientific Name: Ploceus jacksoni
Malay Name: Tempua Tudung Belakang Emas
Chinese Name: 苏丹金背织雀
Alternative Name(s): Jackson's Weaver

Breeding Range: (AF) s South Sudan to Tanzania.


Size: 15 cm

Male is bright yellow, with black head and chrome orange underparts. Female is dull yellow; told from Baya Weaver female by less prominent streaks on wings and more yellow than brown.

Similar looking species: Baya Weaver

Habitat: Grasslands.

Behaviour/Ecology: Builds teardrop shaped nests, similar to Baya Weaver.  

Local Status: Introduced resident.

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2018)

Location: Lorong Halus, Neo Tiew Harvest Lane, Kranji Marshes.

Featured articles:

BirdLife International. (2018). Ploceus jacksoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. Accessed on 19 December 2021