Species Details


Streaked Weaver Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Ploceus benghalensis
Family : Ploceidae
Order : Passeriformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Streaked Weaver is a small heavily streaked brown passerine with a triangular bill (length 14 cm, weight 7 g, wing 13 cm, bill 1.8 cm, tail 4.2 cm approximately). The breeding male has a golden-yellow crown, dark brown upperparts streaked with fulvous, and dark brown sides to the head. The throat is brown and rest of the underparts are buff heavily streaked with dark brown. The non-breeding male and female are dark brown with fulvous streaks above, a yellowish supercilium, dark brown ear-coverts, a small yellow patch on the sides of the head, and short dark malar line. Both sexes have brown irises, brownish bill, brownish-pink legs and feet. It breeds in February-October and nests in small colonies in tall grass and trees in wetlands. It is usually seen in flocks in all seasons, foraging by gleaning in grassland, scrub, and cropland and feeding on seeds and insects.
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;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: milletman (www.inaturalist.org/people/milletman ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;vir joshimore information, please contact us.