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