French: Tisserin doré German: Kernbeißerweber Spanish: Tejedor dorado asiático
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. chryseus
A. O. Hume, 1878 – C, SW & S Myanmar (including N Tenasserim), NW, C & NE Thailand, S Laos, Cambodia and S Vietnam; local within this range.
P. h. hypoxanthus
(Sparrman, 1788) – Sumatra and W Java.
15 cm; one male 19 g. Medium-sized, sexually dimorphic weaver, male generally yellow with black face mask. Male nominate race breeding has forehead, crown and nape golden-... read more
Song of chattering notes ending with long rattle; harsh "chit" calls. Voice similar to... read more
Lowlands, always close to water: in marshes, rice paddies and flooded grasslands.
Food and feeding
Diet mainly grass seeds, e.g. those of Echinochloa colona and Eriochloa procera recorded; during nesting period insects... read more
Breeds in Jul in Myanmar, Jul–Sept in Thailand, Aug in Laos and Jan–Jun in Java. Apparently monogamous, perhaps occasionally... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Local, and generally scarce to uncommon. In Sumatra and Java (nominate race) formerly widespread, now localized... read more
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