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Asian Golden Weaver

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Photo by mohbhorn Kampangsaen Campus Kasetsart University Nakorn Prathom Thailand, May 2006
Photo by mohbhorn
Kampangsaen Campus Kasetsart University Nakorn Prathom Thailand, May 2006
Ploceus hypoxanthus


[edit] Identification

FemalePhoto by robby thaiSingburi, Thailand, April 2015
Photo by robby thai
Singburi, Thailand, April 2015

15 cm (6 in)

  • Yellow forehead, crown and underparts
  • Black face and bib, more marked in breeding male
  • Back and wings heavily marked with brown streaks

[edit] Distribution

South-east Asia: found in Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Sumatra, Java

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • P. h. chryseus:
  • P. h. hypoxanthus:

[edit] Habitat

Wetlands, marshes, reed beds, arable land and rice fields

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

They build a dome-shaped nests made from woven grass, in reeds or grasses beside fresh water lakes and ponds.

[edit] Diet

The diet consists mostly of grass seeds and grain. Insects are included during the nesting period.

[edit] Gallery

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[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from
  2. Avibase
  3. Earth
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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