Weaver news

The Asian weavers

2014-06-12 (527)

There are 5 Asian weaver species and these all now have a species text on Weaver Wednesday. The Weaver Wednesday series provides a map and some illustrations of the adults (and often the nest) for each species; the text covers basic plumage, subspecies, habitat, food and breeding. Some species have PHOWN records - the links below show a page with breeding information for each species and this can be compared to breeding information from PHOWN where the latter is available. Two Asian weaver species have IUCN threat status as shown below.

Weaver Wednesday PHOWN summary IUCN

Finn's Weaver (or Yellow Weaver )
Ploceus megarhynchus Vulnerable

Asian Golden Weaver
Ploceus hypoxanthus Near Threatened

Baya Weaver
Ploceus philippinus Least Concern

Black-throated Weaver (or Bengal Weaver)
Ploceus benghalensis Least Concern

Streaked Weaver
Ploceus manyar Least Concern