Streaked Weaver

Scientific Name: Ploceus manyar

Malay Name: Tempua-Asia Lorek

Chinese Name: 纹胸织雀

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

Taxonomy: 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: Former introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Last photographed at Lorong Halus in June 2014.

Featured articles:


BirdLife International. (2016). Ploceus manyar. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016. Accessed on 1 January 2023

Robson, C. (2014). Field guide to the birds of South-East Asia (Second Edition). Bloomsbury Publishing, London.

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