Streaked weaver

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Streaked weaver
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Male in breeding plumage in Basai wetlands, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ploceidae
Genus: Ploceus
P. manyar
Binomial name
Ploceus manyar
(Horsfield, 1821)

The streaked weaver (Ploceus manyar) is a species of weaver bird found in South Asia and South-east Asia in the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and also introduced in Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE).[1] These are not as common as the baya weaver but are similar looking but have streaked underparts.

They nest in small colonies often in reed beds near water bodies.

Male in non-breeding plumage in Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh, India.


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2016). "Ploceus manyar". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22719002A94605923. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22719002A94605923.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.