Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Black-breasted Weaver Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Aethopyga siparaja
Family : Nectariniidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Black-breasted Weaver is a small dark brown streaked passerine with a triangular bill and dark breast (length 11 cm, weight 20 g, wing 7 cm, bill 1.6 cm, tarsus 2 cm, tail 4 cm approximately). The male differs from the female. The breeding male has a yellow crown, with the rest of the upperparts dark brown with dark streaks. The ear-coverts and throat can be brownish or white. It has a broad black band across the breast and a whitish belly. The non-breeding male and females are dark brown above with fulvous streaks on the back. It has a yellow supercilium, a dark eye-line, a small yellow patch on the side of the neck, brown ear-coverts, a yellow throat and sub-moustacial area broken by a dark moustache, a blackish-brown breast band that may be incomplete, and a buffish belly. It feeds on seeds and insects. It breeds in June-September and nests in tall grasses or reeds near water.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Sharmin Rahman,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Okamoto Keita Sin(www.xeno-canto.org/Okamoto Keita Sin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.