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
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. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22719002A94605923.en. Accessed on 1 January 2023
Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.