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Asian Golden Weaver - BirdForum Opus

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


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


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



There are 2 subspecies[1]:

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


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



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


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


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  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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Earth Touch.com
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

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