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

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

Taxonomy:
Monotypic.

Size: 15 cm

Identification:
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.

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References:
BirdLife International. (2018). Ploceus jacksoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22718966A132123110.en. Accessed on 19 December 2021