Streaked Weaver

Scientific Name: Ploceus manyar
Malay Name: Tempua-Asia Lorek
Chinese Name: 纹胸织雀

Found from Indian subcontinent to Southwest China, Indochina, Myanmar (except Tenasserim), Java and Bali.

Polytypic. Subspecies are: flaviceps, peguensis, williamsoni, manyar.

Size: 13.5 cm

Female and non-breeding male has distinctive blackish streaks on breast and flanks, yellowish-white supercilium and submoustachial stripe, yellowish neck-patch and boldly streaked upperparts and crown. Male in breeding plumage has blackish head-sides, yellow crown and broader blackish breast streakings. Juvenile resembles female but lack the yellowish parts.

Similar looking species: Baya Weaver

Habitat: Grasslands.

Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious, observed in mixed flocks with Baya Weavers.

Local Status: Rare introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Last photographed at Lorong Halus in June 2014.

BirdLife International. (2016). Ploceus manyar. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 19 December 2021
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.