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

Identification: 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 (IUCN 3.1)

Location: Last photographed at Lorong Halus in June 2014.


External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link

Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia