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: Rare introduced resident

Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)

Location: Last photographed at Lorong Halus in June 2014.

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External Links:
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Photos: Oriental Bird Images
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Streaked Weaver)

References:
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 19 December 2021

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